Functional renormalization group and KohnSham scheme in density functional theory
Abstract
Deriving accurate energy density functional is one of the central problems in condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, and quantum chemistry. We propose a novel method to deduce the energy density functional by combining the idea of the functional renormalization group and the KohnSham scheme in density functional theory. The key idea is to solve the renormalization group flow for the effective action decomposed into the meanfield part and the correlation part. Also, we propose a simple practical method to quantify the uncertainty associated with the truncation of the correlation part. By taking the φ^{4} theory in zero dimension as a benchmark, we demonstrate that our method shows extremely fast convergence to the exact result even for the highly strong coupling regime.
 Publication:

Physics Letters B
 Pub Date:
 April 2018
 DOI:
 10.1016/j.physletb.2018.02.034
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1710.00650
 Bibcode:
 2018PhLB..779..436L
 Keywords:

 Condensed Matter  Strongly Correlated Electrons;
 High Energy Physics  Theory;
 Nuclear Theory;
 Quantum Physics
 EPrint:
 6 pages, 3 figures, and 1 table