Effective Maxwell equations from time-dependent density functional theory

E. Weinan, Jianfeng Lu, Xu Yang

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The behavior of interacting electrons in a perfect crystal under macroscopic external electric and magnetic fields is studied. Effective Maxwell equations for the macroscopic electric and magnetic fields are derived starting from time-dependent density functional theory. Effective permittivity and permeability coefficients are obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-368
Number of pages30
JournalActa Mathematica Sinica, English Series
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


  • Maxwell equations
  • Time-dependent density functional theory
  • effective permittivity
  • electromagnetic fields


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