Computational Electronic Structure Theory (CEST)


Group leader

Professor Patrick Rinke

The Computational Electronic Structure Theory Group is developing advanced electronic structure methods and applies them to pertinent problems in material science, surface science, physics, chemistry and the nano sciences. The electronic structure gives us an atomistic view on matter. Examples are the atomic structure of surfaces or hybrid organic-inorganic interfaces. Perturbing the electronic structure, as done in spectroscopies, reveals more information about matter. We use theoretical spectroscopy to probe the properties of molecules, molecules on surfaces, nanostructures, semiconductors including d- and f-electron oxides and materials for photovoltaic applications.

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For more information, see the Publications list. To learn more about the CEST group, see Members.

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Prof. Patrick Rinke
+358 50 4433199
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Postal address:
Department of Applied Physics
Aalto University School of Science
P.O. Box 11100, 00076 Aalto, Finland

Visiting address:
Otakaari 1 
Y408 main building (4th floor)


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