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Kálmán Varga

Professor of Physics


Kálmán Varga's main research area is computational simulation of nanoscale materials including electron transport calculations, electronic structure calculations and time-dependent density functional theory simulations of interaction of electromagnetic field and matter. He also works on large scale variational calculations using explicitly correlated Gaussians. This approach, called stochastic variational method gives very accurate binding energies of few (N=2-10) particle systems in condensed matter physics.

Selected Publications:

Electron transport properties of carbon nanotube-graphene contacts. Cook, BG; French, WR; Varga, K, APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 101, 153501 , (2012) View Abstract

Computational Nanoscience. Varga, K, Driscoll, J.A., Computational Nanoscience: Applications for Molecules, Clusters, and Solids, ISBN 9781107001701, , (2011)

Conductance of kinked nanowires. Cook, BG; Varga, K, APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 98, 052104 , (2011) View Abstract

First-principles time-dependent simulation of laser assisted desorption of hydrogen atoms from H-Si(111) surface. Bubin, S, Varga, K, APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 98, 154101 , (2011) View Abstract

Quantum transport in molecules and nanotube devices. Varga, K; Pantelides, ST, PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 98, 076804 , (2007) View Abstract