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SFB ViCoM 4 weeks ago


April 4th to 6th 2018, Vienna
A ViCoM Conference

Scope of the Conference

The description of phase transitions is among the most challenging tasks in solid state physics. From an electronic point of view, an accurate description of phase transitions requires highly accurate energy differences between competing phases, a goal that is not yet achievable using routine ab initio methods. The conference will give an overview of methods beyond DFT that show promise in this area. The description of the ionic degrees of freedom is equally compelling, often necessitating sophisticated sampling methods to accurately capture the entropic contributions and their changes along the transition pathway. The conference will highlight promising new developments in this area, as well as, technologically relevant applications.

Please note that the submission deadline is on February 16th, 2018.

For further information, see:

The conference is organised by Georg Kresse (University of Vienna) and Karsten Held (Vienna University of Technology) within the framework of the Special Research Area "SFB ViCoM" (funded by the Austrian Science Fund - FWF).


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Ab initio (from electronic structure) calculation of complex processes in materials