By Johann Dorschner (auth.), Thomas K. Henning (eds.)

ISBN-10: 3540443231

ISBN-13: 9783540443230

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The screening spheres are not allowed to overlap – at least not if all l-channels were active, because then a unitary spherical wave would be asked to take both values, 1 and 0, on the circle common to the central and an overlapping sphere. As a consequence, in order to reduce the range and the energy dependence of the MTO envelope functions, the screening spheres should in general be nearly touching. e. the a’s may be covalent- or ionic radii in order that results obtained from an electronic-structure calculation be interpretable in terms of covalency, ionicity etc.

86) .. N ] , r) E (1) − ε1 .. N − 1] , r) . (87) We thus realize that the energy matrices in the Newton series for the NMTO set are the matrices for stepping down to the sets of lower order. N ] −1 = φ0 (r) + φ ([01] , r) E (N ) − ε0 + .. (88) .. N ] , r) E (1) − εN −1 .. E (N ) − ε0 , is more convenient. This expression clearly exhibits the correspondence with the Newton polynomial approximation (147) to the energy dependence of φ (ε, r) . Conceptually, a divided-diﬀerence series is more desirable than the Lagrange Developing the MTO Formalism 43 series, because the Lagrange weights (84) ’ﬂuctuate wildly’ as a function of n, taken in the order of monotonically increasing energies.

As presently deﬁned, the energy derivative of the kink matrix is positive deﬁnite, as we shall se in the next section. Screening and the deﬁnition (49) have removed the spurious energy dependencies of K α=0 (ε). To see this more clearly, let us use the ﬁrst – rather than the last – forms of the spherical-harmonics expansions (37) and (40), which are also more closely related to the deﬁnition (36) of the MTO, and to Figs. 3 and 4: The −1 α −1 a kink matrix for ψA (ε, rR ) is − [κnl (κaA )] BA . Moreover, A (ε) [ κnl (κaA )] a ψA (ε, rR ) contains the diverging term n (κr) /n (κa) in its own channel, which in the MTO is being cancelled by a term from ϕ◦ a (see the third equation (37) and (38)).

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