Electromagnetic potential in Thomas-Fermi-Dirac atoms

E. K.U. Gross*, Johann Rafelski

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The authors discuss the relativistic Thomas-Fermi model for atoms and derive a relativistic extension of the Dirac exchange term. As a result of this model the mutual cancellation of the exchange and relativistic corrections to the energies of inner-shell electrons in heavy atoms (Z>50) is demonstrated.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)44-47
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes


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