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The energy zero is the Fermi level (computed by the authors). 24) i=1 where φα is a properly chosen localized function whose overlap with the Kohn–Sham orbitals is determined. Often, it proves useful to pick individual atomic orbitals or groups of atomic orbitals as localization functions on which to project the electron density. 4c from where it can be seen that the Cu valence band is composed of s, p, and d states. 2 Simple Metals and Jellium It turns out that for the s and p block metals, a simple model, namely, the jellium model provides useful insight.

Specifically, van der Waals bonds are defined by IUPAC as ‘‘the attractive or repulsive forces between molecular entities (or between groups within the same molecular entity) other than those due to bond formation or to the electrostatic interaction of ions or of ionic groups with one another or with neutral molecules. ’’ This definition persists largely for historical reasons; originally being used to explain the deviation of gases from ideal-gas behavior. 2) Helium is left out of this list because its light mass lead it to exhibit special properties due to ensuing strong quantummechanical effects/zero-point vibrations.

In most abstract terms, metals can thus be perceived as atomic nuclei immersed in a featureless sea (or ‘‘glue’’) of electrons. This electron sea leads to bonding that is generally not directional, resulting in close-packed crystal structures being often favored, such as the fcc and hcp structures. 23) i=1 where the sum goes over all eigenstates (orbitals) with eigenvalues, i , of the Kohn–Sham Hamiltonian. Cutting through this DOS is the Fermi level (EF ): the energy below which the one-electron levels are occupied and above which they are not, in the ground state of a metal.

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