The positivity of the pressure in Thomas Fermi theory

R. Benguria, E. H. Lieb

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We prove the positivity of the pressure and compressibility for neutral systems in the Thomas-Fermi theory of molecules. Our results include some new properties of the Thomas-Fermi potential and a proof that the kinetic energy is superadditive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-218
Number of pages26
JournalCommunications In Mathematical Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 1 1978

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics


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