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Published May 2011 | metadata_only
Journal Article

The Density Matrix Renormalization Group in Quantum Chemistry


The density matrix renormalization group is a method that is useful for describing molecules that have strongly correlated electrons. Here we provide a pedagogical overview of the basic challenges of strong correlation, how the density matrix renormalization group works, a survey of its existing applications to molecular problems, and some thoughts on the future of the method.

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© 2011 Annual Reviews. First published online as a Review in Advance on January 6, 2011. We would like to acknowledge support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation in Science and Engineering, and the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER program CHE-0645380. Part of the research was supported by the NSF through the Cornell Center for Materials Research, DMR-0605742, CHE-0403806.

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