Simple pair-potentials and pseudo-potentials for warm-dense matter applications

  title={Simple pair-potentials and pseudo-potentials for warm-dense matter applications},
  author={M. W. Chandre Dharma-wardana},
We present methods for generating computationally simple parameter-free pair potentials useful for solids, liquids and plasma at arbitrary temperatures. They successfully treat warm-dense matter (WDM) systems like carbon or silicon with complex tetrahedral or other structural bonding features. Density functional theory asserts that only one-body electron densities, and one-body ion densities are needed for a complete description of electron-ion systems. DFT is used here to reduce both the… 
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