4. Computing Quantum Phase Transitions

  1. Kenny B. Lipkowitz2 and
  2. Thomas R. Cundari3
  1. Thomas Vojta

Published Online: 6 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470399545.ch4

Reviews in Computational Chemistry, Volume 26

Reviews in Computational Chemistry, Volume 26

How to Cite

Vojta, T. (2008) Computing Quantum Phase Transitions, in Reviews in Computational Chemistry, Volume 26 (eds K. B. Lipkowitz and T. R. Cundari), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470399545.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Office of Naval Research, 875 North Randolph Street, Arlington, VA 22203-1995, USA

  2. 3

    Department of Chemistry, University of North Texas, Box 305070, Denton, Texas 76203-5070, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Physics, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO 65409 USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470388396

Online ISBN: 9780470399545



  • computing quantum phase transitions;
  • phase transitions, critical behavior and quantum vs. classical phase transitions;
  • computational challenges and quantum phase transitions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Preamble: Motivation and History

  • Phase Transitions and Critical Behavior

  • Quantum vs. Classical Phase Transitions

  • Quantum Phase Transitions: Computational Challenges

  • Classical Monte Carlo Approaches

  • Quantum Monte Carlo Approaches

  • Other Methods and Techniques

  • Summary and Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References