• Radial correlation in atoms

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    • Keywords


      Electron correlation; correlation energy; electron affinity; He atom; He-like ions

    • Abstract


      A method is described to calculate correlation energy in atoms. The total wavefunction of ann-electron system is expressed as a linear combination of products ofn one-electron basis orbitals. This function gives a correlated description of the system. Under suitable restrictions it reduces to DODS and to splitshell description of closed-shell atoms or molecules. Energies of He atom, He-like ions and also of H ion have been calculated including radial correlation only. The calculated electron affinity of H is better than earlier split-shell calculations. The result for He shows that the energy limit for radial correlation has been attained. For the other 2-electron ions radial correlation alone explains about one-third of the total correlation.

    • Author Affiliations


      A Mukherji1

      1. Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Calcutta - 700009
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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