Local structure of electron correlations in atomic systems

Tao Pang, Charles E Campbell, E. Krotscheck

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The Jastrow-Feenberg functional variation method is applied to study electron correlations in atomic systems. The density and pair distributions of electrons are calculated by solving Euler-Lagrange equations for the pair distribution functions. From the calculated pair distributions, we examine the local structure of the exchange-correlation holes and find a sensitive dependence on the location of the electrons. Our theory gives correlation energies in good agreement with experimental data. We compare our results wit those from density functional theories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)537-541
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 24 1989


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