Functional Property Evaluation of Crystalline Materials using Density Functional Theory: A Review


  •   Naveen Weerasekera

  •   Siyua Cao

  •   Laksman Perera


In this paper, utilization of density functional theory (DFT) to obtain mechanical, electrical and thermal properties of crystalline materials are reviewed. DFT has resulted as an efficient tool for predicting ground states of many body systems thus aiding in resolving dispersion spectrums of complex atomic arrangements where solution by traditional Schr dinger (SH) equation is infeasible. Great success has been reported by previous researchers on utilizing DFT for functional property predictions of crystalline solids.

Keywords: Density functional theory, crystalline solid, elastic property, thermal property, electrical property


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How to Cite
Weerasekera, N., Cao, S., & Perera, L. (2022). Functional Property Evaluation of Crystalline Materials using Density Functional Theory: A Review. European Journal of Applied Physics, 4(1), 19–26.