Accession Number:

AD0270176

Title:

THE IMPORTANCE OF ANGULAR CORRELATIONS BETWEEN ATOMIC ELECTRONS

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CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY

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Report Date:

1961-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The results of some new calculations on two famous atomic problems, the correlation energy in the ground state of 2-electron atoms and elastic scattering of slow electrons from hydrogen atoms, to show the relative importance of various angular components of the complete wavefunction are presented. It is concluded that, as a general rule, the use of just relative s and p waves will give quite accurate answers, with only a few percent errors at most but to obtain higher precision one should abandon the Legendre polynomial expansion and use the coordinate r12. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE