Let E(R) denote the ground-state energy of a single electron and two fixed nuclei of charges zA and zB a distance R apart. Let e(R)=E(R)-zAzBR-1 be the electronic contribution. The authors prove that 'e(R) increases as R does' in two different ways: using correlation inequalities and using the theory of log concave functions. Various extensions are described.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of Physics B: Atomic and Molecular Physics|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1978|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics