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Increasing the applicability of density functional theory. III. Do consistent Kohn-Sham density functional methods exist?
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PMID:  23039580     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The concept of a "consistent," Kohn-Sham (KS) density functional theory (DFT) is discussed, where the functional is able to provide good total energies and its self-consistent potential is such that the KS eigenvalues correspond to accurate approximations to the principal ionization potentials for the molecule. Today, none of the vast number of DFT approximations show this property. The one exception is the ab initio dft method built upon the optimized effective potential strategy for exchange and correlation. This qualifies as a DFT method because it represents the correlated density as a single determinant and by imposing that condition, generates local exchange and correlation operators which are used in self-consistent solutions of the orbitals and eigenvalues. Such a "consistent" DFT shares many of the properties of the Dyson equation, but without its frequency dependence and associated complications. The relationship between ab initio dft based on MBPT2 functional and GW method is discussed. Ab initio dft provides a self-consistent, frequency independent, effective independent particle alternative with a local correlation potential.
Prakash Verma; Rodney J Bartlett
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of chemical physics     Volume:  137     ISSN:  1089-7690     ISO Abbreviation:  J Chem Phys     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0375360     Medline TA:  J Chem Phys     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  134102     Citation Subset:  IM    
Quantum Theory Project, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, USA.
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