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A Variational Framework for Spectral Approximations of Kohn–Sham Density Functional Theory

Wang, Xin-Cindy and Blesgen, Thomas and Bhattacharya, Kaushik and Ortiz, Michael (2016) A Variational Framework for Spectral Approximations of Kohn–Sham Density Functional Theory. Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis, 221 (2). pp. 1035-1075. ISSN 0003-9527. doi:10.1007/s00205-016-0978-y.

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We reformulate the Kohn–Sham density functional theory (KSDFT) as a nested variational problem in the one-particle density operator, the electrostatic potential and a field dual to the electron density. The corresponding functional is linear in the density operator and thus amenable to spectral representation. Based on this reformulation, we introduce a new approximation scheme, termed spectral binning, which does not require smoothing of the occupancy function and thus applies at arbitrarily low temperatures. We prove convergence of the approximate solutions with respect to spectral binning and with respect to an additional spatial discretization of the domain.

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Bhattacharya, Kaushik0000-0003-2908-5469
Ortiz, Michael0000-0001-5877-4824
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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