# Density functionals and Kohn-Sham potentials with minimal wavefunction preparations on a quantum computer

@article{Baker2020DensityFA, title={Density functionals and Kohn-Sham potentials with minimal wavefunction preparations on a quantum computer}, author={Thomas E. Baker and David Poulin}, journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics}, year={2020} }

One of the potential applications of a quantum computer is solving quantum chemical systems. It is known that one of the fastest ways to obtain somewhat accurate solutions classically is to use approximations of density functional theory. We demonstrate a general method for obtaining the exact functional as a machine learned model from a sufficiently powerful quantum computer. Only existing assumptions for the current feasibility of solutions on the quantum computer are used. Several known…

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