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Are we van der Waals ready?
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PMID:  23032078     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We apply a range of density-functional-theory-based methods capable of describing van der Waals interactions with weakly bonded layered solids in order to investigate their accuracy for extended systems. The methods under investigation are the local-density approximation, semi-empirical force fields, non-local van der Waals density functionals and the random-phase approximation. We investigate the equilibrium geometries, elastic constants and binding energies of a large and diverse set of compounds and arrive at conclusions about the reliability of the different methods. The study also points to some directions of further development for the non-local van der Waals density functionals.
T Björkman; A Gulans; A V Krasheninnikov; R M Nieminen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of physics. Condensed matter : an Institute of Physics journal     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1361-648X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Phys Condens Matter     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101165248     Medline TA:  J Phys Condens Matter     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  424218     Citation Subset:  IM    
COMP-Aalto University School of Science, PO Box 11100, 00076 Aalto, Finland.
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