Commun. Comput. Phys.,
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Volume 3.

A Remark on "An Efficient Real Space Method for Orbital-Free Density-Functional Theory"

Carlos J. Garcia-Cervera 1*

1 Mathematics Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA.

Received 14 November 2007; Accepted (in revised version) 6 December 2007
Available online 31 December 2007


In this short note we clarify some issues regarding the existence of minimizers for the Thomas-Fermi-von Weiszacker energy functional in orbital-free density functional theory, when the Wang-Teter corrections are included.

AMS subject classifications: 65M05, 74G65, 78M50

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Key words: Density functional theory, Thomas-Fermi, constrained optimization.

*Corresponding author.
Email: (C. J. Garcia-Cervera)

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