The Hartree-Fock theory for Coulomb systems

Elliott H. Lieb, Barry Simon

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For neutral atoms and molecules and positive ions and radicals, we prove the existence of solutions of the Hartree-Fock equations which minimize the Hartree-Fock energy. We establish some properties of the solutions including exponential falloff.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-194
Number of pages10
JournalCommunications In Mathematical Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 1977

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics


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