José L. Gázquez

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Though there is fevered effort on orbital-dependent approximate exchange-correlation functionals, generalized gradient approximations, especially the Perdew-Burke-Ernzerhof (PBE) form, remain the overwhelming choice in calculations. A simple generalized gradient approximation (GGA) exchange functional [A. Vela, V. Medel, and S. B. Trickey, J. Chem. Phys.(More)
Imposition of the constraint that, for the hydrogen atom, the exchange energy cancels the Coulomb repulsion energy yields a non-empirical re-parameterization of the Perdew-Burke-Ernzerhof (PBE) generalized gradient approximation (GGA) exchange-correlation energy functional, and of the related PBE hybrid (PBE0). The re-parameterization, which leads to an(More)
Four molecules that have been proven to act as corrosion inhibitors of mild steel in acidic media are studied. The inhibitive efficiency of these molecules is explained by means of electronic structure calculations of the protonated species that seem to represent better the actual situation of the experimental conditions. By assuming that the interaction(More)
By introducing an electron bath that represents the chemical environment in which a chemical species is immersed, and by making use of the second-order Taylor series expansions of the energy as a function of the number of electrons in the intervals between N - 1 and N, and N and N + 1, we show that the electrodonating (omega-) and the electroaccepting(More)
a Departamento de Química, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, Av. San Rafael Atlixco 186, México, D. F. 09340 México b Departamento de Física y Química Teórica, Facultad de Química, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D. F. 04510 México c Quantum Theory Project, Dept. of Physics and Dept. of Chemistry, P.O. Box 118435, University of(More)
An analysis of the hardness kernel and local hardness is performed to propose new definitions for these quantities that follow a similar pattern to the one that characterizes the quantities associated with softness, that is, we have derived new definitions for which the integral of the hardness kernel over the whole space of one of the variables leads to(More)
In this work we establish a new temperature dependent procedure within the grand canonical ensemble, to avoid the Dirac delta function exhibited by some of the second order chemical reactivity descriptors based on density functional theory, at a temperature of 0 K. Through the definition of a local chemical potential designed to integrate to the global(More)
A new non-empirical exchange energy functional of the generalized gradient approximation (GGA) type, which gives an exchange potential with the correct asymptotic behavior, is developed and explored. In combination with the Perdew-Burke-Ernzerhof (PBE) correlation energy functional, the new CAP-PBE (CAP stands for correct asymptotic potential)(More)
We explore the local and nonlocal response functions of the grand canonical potential density functional at nonzero temperature. In analogy to the zero-temperature treatment, local (e.g., the average electron density and the local softness) and nonlocal (e.g., the softness kernel) intrinsic response functions are defined as partial derivatives of the grand(More)
The second-order density functional approach to the partitioning of the molecular density of Cedillo, Chattaraj, and Parr (Int. J. Quantum Chem. 2000, 77, 403-407) is used, together with a local assumption for the function that projects the total density into its components, to show that the distribution function adopts a stockholders form, in terms of the(More)