Universal Behavior of the Ground State of Large Atoms

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  • Abstract We review some results on the behavior of the ground state energy and the ground state density for large atoms as the nuclear charge Z increases to infinity. Here the atom is described by various models, namely the Thomas-Fermi, the Thomas-Fermi-Weizsäcker, the Fermi-Hellmann, the Hellmann-Weizsäcker, a reduced Hartree-Fock model, and the Schrödinger equation. For the Schrödinger equation we indicate a new proof of the Scott bound from below. © 1992, Academic Press Inc.
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  • Siedentop H; Weikard R
  • Start Page

  • 281
  • End Page

  • 293
  • Volume

  • 186
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  • C