TY - CHAP A1 - Ruby Srivastava ED1 - Daniel Glossman-Mitnik Y1 - 2019-01-30 PY - 2019 T1 - Role of Density Functional Theory in “Ribocomputing Devices” N2 - Density Functional Theory (or DFT for short) is a potent methodology useful for calculating and understanding the molecular and electronic structure of atoms, molecules, clusters, and solids. Its use relies not only in the ability to calculate the molecular properties of the species of interest but also provides interesting concepts that allow a better comprehension of the chemical reactivity of the studied systems. This book represents an attempt to present examples on the utility of DFT for the understanding of the chemical reactivity through descriptors that constitute the basis of the so called Conceptual DFT (sometimes also named as Chemical Reactivity Theory) as well as the application of the theory and its related computational procedures in the determination of the molecular properties of different systems of academic and industrial interest. BT - Density Functional Theory SP - Ch. 7 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.80491 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.80491 SN - 978-1-78985-168-7 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-08-12 ER -