Accession Number : AD0712719

Title :   STATISTICAL MODELS OF ELECTRONS IN ATOMS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Feb 69-30 Jun 70,

Corporate Author : COLORADO UNIV BOULDER DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ASTROPHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Ashby,Neil ; Holzman,Melvyn A.

Report Date : 31 AUG 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The development of a statistical model for electrons in atoms, based on a local coulomb approximation, is briefly described. In this approximation, the one electron potential is represented by a coulomb potential with variable coefficient. The model predicts some of the features of atomic shell structure. Calculations of total energy are greatly improved over energies calculated on the basis of the Thomas-Fermi model. Comparisons with Thomas-Fermi and Hartree-Fock-Slater calculations are given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATOMIC ORBITALS, STATISTICAL MECHANICS), POTENTIAL ENERGY, ELECTRON DENSITY

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE