### Abstract

Let N(Z) denote the number of electrons which a nucleus of charge Z can bind in non-relativistic quantum mechanics (assuming that electrons are fermions). We prove that N(Z)/Z→1 as Z→∞.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 635-644 |

Number of pages | 10 |

Journal | Communications In Mathematical Physics |

Volume | 116 |

Issue number | 4 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Dec 1 1988 |

### All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics

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## Cite this

Lieb, E. H., Sigal, I. M., Simon, B., & Thirring, W. (1988). Approximate neutrality of large-Z ions.

*Communications In Mathematical Physics*,*116*(4), 635-644. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01224904