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The GGA to be derived in Sect. 4 will preserve all the good or mixed features of LSD listed above, while eliminating bad features (1) and (2) but not (3)–(5). Elimination of (3)–(5) will probably require the construction of Exc [n↑ , n↓ ] from the Kohn-Sham orbitals (which are themselves highlynonlocal functionals of the density). For example, the self-interaction correction [9,68] to LSD eliminates most of the bad features (3) and (4), but not in an entirely satisfactory way. 36 John P. 2 Gradient Expansion Gradient expansions [6,69], which oﬀer systematic corrections to LSD for electron densities that vary slowly over space, might appear to be the natural next step beyond LSD.