Three-body problem of two electron atoms. II Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • With the ansatz that the ground state wave function for a helium-like atom is of the form of [Formula: see text], the optimal correlation function [Formula: see text] is determined. Here x and y are the distances of the electrons from the nucleus, while z is that between the electrons. The parameters α and β are determined by minimizing the energy of the system. The method is particularly useful for calculating quantities which are sensitive to the short-range electron–electron correlation.

publication date

  • June 1, 1980