Tomofumi Tada

Dr. Tomofumi Tada is a Project Lecturer at the Global COE for Mechanical Systems Innovation, University of Tokyo. He obtained his Doctor of Science degree at the Hiroshima University in 2002. The same year he started a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Basic Organic Chemistry Research Center, Kyushu University, followed by another Fellowship in 2003 at the Institute for Materials Chemistry of the same University. In 2004 Dr. Tada became a Research Associate at the Department of Materials Engineering, University of Tokyo, taking the role of Assistant Professor in 2006. He has authored and coauthored many articles in esteemed scientific journals and is a coauthor of the book \"Simulation for Measurements of Electric Properties of Surface Nanostructures” published in 2007. His expertise lies in the fields of Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Chemistry, Electronic Structure Theory, and Computational Materials Science.

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Molecules, small structures composed of atoms, are essential substances for lives. However, we didn't have the clear answer to the following questions until the 1920s: why molecules can exist in stable as rigid networks between atoms, and why molecules can change into different types of molecules. The most important event for solving the puzzles is the discovery of the quantum mechanics. Quantum mechanics is the theory for small particles such as electrons and nuclei, and was applied to hydrogen molecule by Heitler and London at 1927. The pioneering work led to the clear explanation of the chemical bonding between the hydrogen atoms. This is the beginning of the quantum chemistry. Since then, quantum chemistry has been an important theory for the understanding of molecular properties such as stability, reactivity, and applicability for devices. This book is devoted for the theoretical foundations and innovative applications in quantum chemistry.

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