Annales Henri Poincaré

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 711–742

Hartree–Fock Theory for Pseudorelativistic Atoms


  • Anna Dall’Acqua
    • Institut für Analysis und Numerik, Fakultät für MathematikOtto-von-Guericke Universität
    • Department of Mathematical SciencesAalborg University
  • Edgardo Stockmeyer
    • Mathematisches InstitutUniversität München

DOI: 10.1007/s00023-008-0370-z

Cite this article as:
Dall’Acqua, A., Sørensen, T.Ø. & Stockmeyer, E. Ann. Henri Poincaré (2008) 9: 711. doi:10.1007/s00023-008-0370-z


We study the Hartree–Fock model for pseudorelativistic atoms, that is, atoms where the kinetic energy of the electrons is given by the pseudo-relativistic operator \(\sqrt{(|{\bf p}|c)^{2} + (mc^{2})^{2}} - mc^{2}\). We prove the existence of a Hartree–Fock minimizer, and prove regularity away from the nucleus and pointwise exponential decay of the corresponding orbitals.

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