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Goddard, William A., III (2021) Metals. In: Computational Materials, Chemistry, and Biochemistry: From Bold Initiatives to the Last Mile. Springer Series in Materials Science. No.284. Springer International Publishing , Cham, pp. 1141-1151. ISBN 978-3-030-18777-4.

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When I joined Pol Duwez’s group in Sept. 1960, I was interested in understanding how the interaction of electrons between atoms controlled the crystal structures of metal alloys. I wanted to derive this understanding from first principles. This led eventually to my development of the GVB method and then joining the chemistry faculty. This chapter summarizes the insights we have obtained about metal and their alloys, but we have still not succeeded at my original goals. Hopefully we can succeed over the next 20 years.

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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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