Hendrik J. Monkhorst
Member of the Quantum Theory Project
Areas of Interest/Research
- Colliding Beam Fusion Reactor for Green Nuclear Power. A novel fusion reactor concept based on a cylindrically shaped plasma inside of which are a fast proton beam and a slow boron-11 beam with their relative velocity tuned to a nuclear resonance, producing three helium-4 nuclei and a lot of energy. Click on link for pictures, text and more links.
- Polymer Superconductivity. A joint experimental/theoretical search for the proper electronic and structural conditions of conductive polymers for superconductivity likely to occur; development of the many-body tools in order to quantify the (super) conductive states.
- Non-adiabatic Molecular Physics & Molecular Coupled Cluster Method. Further development and implementation of the Molecular Coupled-Cluster method; chemical physics without the Born Oppenheimer approximation. Time-dependent formulation for scattering and half-collisions (many-body wavepacket dynamics).
- Electrons in Extended Systems. Ab Initio Electronic Band Calculations Starting from accurate Hartree wavefunctions and energies, and including exchange and RPA-level correlation with Green’s function techniques. Extensive use of momentum and Fourier transform methods deal with conditional convergenceproblems and the Hartree Fock pathologies. For a recent presentation on this approach, strongly advocating the use of the GW method, click here. (Microsoft Internet Explorer is needed).
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Office: 2320 NPB
Office Mailing Address
Department of Physics
Gainesville FL 32611-8435