Solution of large eigenvalue problems in electronic structure calculations

Yousef Saad, A. Stathopoulos, J. Chelikowsky, K. Wu, S. Öğüt

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Predicting the structural and electronic properties of complex systems is one of the outstanding problems in condensed matter physics. Central to most methods used in molecular dynamics is the repeated solution of large eigenvalue problems. This paper reviews the source of these eigenvalue problems, describes some techniques or solving them, and addresses the difficulties and challenges which are faced. Parallel implementations are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)563-578
Number of pages16
JournalBIT Numerical Mathematics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1996


  • Eigenvalue problem
  • Electronic structure calculation
  • Paralell implementation

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