Monotonicity of the molecular electronic energy in the nuclear coordinates

E. H. Lieb

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Let e(R1,...,Rk) be the electronic contribution to the ground-state energy of a molecule consisting of one electron and k nuclei located at R1,...,Rk. It is shown that e(R 1′,...,Rk′)≥e(R1,...,R k) if mod Ri′-Ri′ mod ≥ mod Ri-Ri mod for all pairs i, j.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number002
Pages (from-to)L63-L66
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic and Molecular Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1982

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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