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Wavefunction-based electronic-structure calculations for solids

Many-electron wavefunctions face the exponential-wall problem at large electron numbers. Formulating wavefunctions with the help of cumulants effectively avoids this problem and provides a valuable starting point for electronic-structure calculations for solids.

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I would like to thank Konstantin Kladko for extensive discussions on cumulants and Hermann Stoll for a long-standing cooperation on the subject of this paper.

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Fulde, P. Wavefunction-based electronic-structure calculations for solids. Nature Phys 12, 106–107 (2016).

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