Letters in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 35, Issue 3, pp 281–289 | Cite as

A lower bound on the size of molecules

  • Hugo R. Alarcón
  • Rafael D. Benguria
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Abstract

We give lower bounds on the ‘size’ of a molecule in the Born-Oppenheimer approximation. For diatomic molecules, we give a new lower bound on the number of electrons in terms of the nuclear charges.

Mathematics Subject Classifications (1991)

81C05 81G55 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hugo R. Alarcón
    • 1
  • Rafael D. Benguria
    • 1
  1. 1.Facultad de FísicaPontificia Universidad Católica de ChileSantiago 22Chile

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