Physical and Electronic Properties of Metals.
TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN DEPT OF PHYSICS
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The research described in the report consists of the development of new methods of calculation and the performance of detailed numerical calculations of the electronic properties of solids. The author derived a deformation potential theory of magnetoacoustic attenuation and applied it to the case of Bragg reflected electrons. A modified APW method has been derived and applied to self-consistent band and cohesive energy calculations. An exchange corrected dielectric function has been derived and used to calculate electron lifetimes, correlation energy and pair distribution functions. A new method for calculating energy bands of thin films has been applied to Li. An improved hydrodynamic theory of surface plasmons was developed. Author
- Solid State Physics