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Density functional theory

Fixing Jacob's ladder

Nature Chemistry volume 8, pages 820821 (2016) | Download Citation

Density functional theory calculations can be carried out with different levels of accuracy, forming a hierarchy that is often represented by the rungs of a ladder. Now a new method has been developed that significantly improves the accuracy of the 'third rung' when calculating the properties of diversely bonded systems.

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  1. Roberto Car is in the Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, USA

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