# Christoph Ortner : Multi-scale simulation of crystal defects

PART 1: I will construct a mathematical model of a defect embedded in an infinite homogeneous crystal. I will then establish a regularity result for minimisers, which given the crucial information on which approximation schemes are based. As an elementary application of this framework I will prove convergence rates for two computational schemes: (1) clamped far-field and (2) coupling to harmonic far-field model.

PART 2: The conditions under which the theory of Part 1 holds are separability and locality of the total energy. In Part 2 I will show how for a tight-binding model (a minimalistic electronic structure model) these two condition arise. This analysis raises some interesting (open) questions.

PART 3: Finally, I will use the theory developed in PART 1 and PART 2 to construct and analyse a new family of QM/MM embedding schemes with rigorous error estimates.

**Category**: Applied Math and Analysis**Duration**: 01:44:49**Date**: March 29, 2016 at 9:55 AM**Views**: 118-
**Tags:**seminar, Applied Math And Analysis Seminar

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