Volume 1 of the 5-volume Quantum Nanochemistry series presents an overall perspective of nuclear, atomic, molecular, and solids structures, and the observability and quantum properties as based on the quantum principles in their various levels of applications, from Planck, Bohr, Einstein, Schrödinger, Hartree-Fock, up to Feynman Path Integral approaches. The volume presents in a balanced manner the fundamental and advanced concepts, principles, and models as well as their first and novel combinations and applications in modeling complex natural or designed phenomena.
Table of Contents
Preface. Foreword by Eugene Kriachko, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Phenomenological Quantification of Matter. Formalization of Quantum Mechanics. Postulates of Quantum Mechanics. Basic Applications. Quantum Mechanics for Quantum Chemistry. Index.
Mihai V. Putz, PhD is a laureate in physics (1997), with an MS degree in spectroscopy (1999), and PhD degree in chemistry (2002), with many post-doctorate stages: in chemistry (2002-2003) and in physics (2004, 2010, 2011) at the University of Calabria, Italy, and Free University of Berlin, Germany, respectively. He is currently associate professor of theoretical and computational physical chemistry at West University of Timisoara, Romania. He has made valuable contributions in computational, quantum, and physical chemistry through seminal works that appeared in many international journals. He actively promoted a new method of defining electronegativity, DFE (Density Functional Electronegativity), among new enzyme kinetics (Logistic Enzyme Kinetics), a new formalization of the structure-activity relationship (SPECTRAL-SAR) model, and recently the bondonic quasi-particle theory of the chemical bonding first application on nanosystems as graphene, all seeking for a unitary quantum approach of the chemical structure and reactivity targeting the bio-, pharmaco-, and ecological analytical description. He is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Chemical Modelling and the International Journal of Environmental Sciences. He is member of many professional societies and has received several national and international awards from the Romanian National Authority of Scientific Research (2008), the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD (2000, 2004, 2011), and the Center of International Cooperation of Free University Berlin (2010). He is the leader of the Laboratory of Computational and Structural Physical Chemistry for Nanosciences and QSAR at Biology-Chemistry Department of West University of Timisoara, Romania, where he conducts research in the fundamental and applicative fields of quantum physical-chemistry and QSAR. In 2010 Mihai V. Putz was declared through a national competition the Best Researcher of Romania, while in 2013 he was recognized among the first Dr. Habil. in Chemistry in Romania. In 2013 he was appointed scientific director of the newly founded Laboratory of Structural and Computational Physical Chemistry for Nanosciencs and QSAR in his alma mater of West University of Timisoara, while from 2014, he was recognized by the Romanian Ministry of Research as principal investigator of the first degree, and also becoming full member of the International Academy of Mathematical Chemistry.
"Offer[s] the presentation of quantum mechanics within the context of nano-dimensional world and a fresh perspective of the ‘quantum story’ of electronic matter, collecting in both research and didactical exposition the ‘gold’ knowledge of the quantum chemistry principles. . . . Definitely makes a useful addition. . . . I indeed recommend the book by Mihai V. Putz to quantum engineers, to a broad circle of students and PhD students in chemistry, quantum chemistry, atomic, and molecular physics who are expected to perceive the concept of nano-dimension practically, interactively with quanta, and thus to directly apply it in their own research in nanoworld."
—Eugene S. Kryachko, Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine (from the Foreword to Volume 1)