
Ionization Potential of Small Molecules Using DFT
27 Aug 2018   Contributor(s):: Alejandro Strachan
Use DFT simulations to explore the ionization potential (energy required to remove an electron) in atoms and small molecules. Disclaimer: While very powerful, DFT makes well known approximations and the results obtained in this module are approximate.

OnlineSimulation tutorial and assignment: bonding curves in H2 and He2 molecules
21 Feb 2015   Contributor(s):: Alejandro Strachan
In this tutorial students will use density functional theory (DFT) calculations using the nanoHUB tool SeqQuest to study bonding in two simple molecules: H2 and He2. The tutorial shows how to compute energy as a function of bond distance and extract the equilibrium bond distance and bond...

OnlineSimulation tutorial and assignment: electronic structure and spin in O2 molecule
21 Feb 2015   Contributor(s):: Alejandro Strachan
In this tutorial students will use density functional theory (DFT) calculations using the nanoHUB tool SeqQuest to study the electronic structure and bonding in the O2 molecular. The tutorial shows how to predict the relaxed bond distance in O2 (i.e. minimum energy structure) both for...

OnlineSimulation tutorial and assignment: electronic structure and spin of the O atom
21 Feb 2015   Contributor(s):: Alejandro Strachan
In this tutorial students will use density functional theory (DFT) calculations using the nanoHUB tool SeqQuest to study the electronic structure of the oxygen atom. The tutorial shows how to compute energy for the spin 1 (triplet) and spin 0 (singlet) states and analyze the exchange...

Computational Nanoscience, Lecture 17: TightBinding, and Moving Towards Density Functional Theory
21 Mar 2008   Contributor(s):: Elif Ertekin, Jeffrey C Grossman
The purpose of this lecture is to illustrate the application of the TightBinding method to a simple system and then to introduce the concept of Density Functional Theory. The motivation to mapping from a wavefunction to a densitybased description of atomic systems is provided, and the necessary...

Computational Nanoscience, Lecture 18: Density Functional Theory and some Solid Modeling
21 Mar 2008   Contributor(s):: Elif Ertekin, Jeffrey C Grossman
We continue our discussion of Density Functional Theory, and describe the mostoften used approaches to describing the exchangecorrelation in the system (LDA, GGA, and hybrid functionals). We discuss as well the strengths and weaknesses of the LDA and present some examples of its use. Finally, a...