Research project

Polarization, megnetization and other geometrical properties of the electronic ground state (DFM.AD003.240)

Thematic area

Physical sciences and technologies of matter

Project area

Materiali innovativi (DFM.AD003)

Structure responsible for the research project

Institute of materials (IOM)

Project manager

Phone number: 0403787443


This proposal concerns physical observables of materials (crystalline and non crystalline) whose theoretical root is in geometrical properties of the elec- tronic ground state; the proposal also concerns the implementation of algorithms to compute such properties. The archetype in this class of observables is the macroscopic electric polarization of solids, for which first-principle understanding dates since 1992 onwards; other observables followed over the years. Such observables have very different experimental meanings, yet they show a common formal structure from a theoretical viewpoint

Start date of activity



Polarization, magnetization

Last update: 02/06/2023