Letters in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 70, Issue 1, pp 29–41

Lowering the Hartree–Fock Minimizer by Electron–Positron Pair Correlation

  • Walter H. Aschbacher

DOI: 10.1007/s11005-004-3501-6

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Aschbacher, W.H. Letters in Mathematical Physics (2004) 70: 29. doi:10.1007/s11005-004-3501-6


We prove by a simple computation that a suitable coupling to the positronic sector lowers the energy of the purely electronic minimizer of the electron–positron Hartree–Fock functional.

Dirac–Coulomb operatorDirac–Fock theoryelectron–positron field

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter H. Aschbacher
    • 1
  1. 1.CPT-CNRS LuminyMarseille Cedex 9France