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A Chemist's Guide to Density Functional Theory, Second by Prof. Dr. Wolfram Koch, Dr. Max C. Holthausen(auth.)

By Prof. Dr. Wolfram Koch, Dr. Max C. Holthausen(auth.)

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This effect is known as exchange or Fermi correlation. As we will show below, this kind of correlation is included in the Hartree-Fock approach due to the antisymmetry of a Slater determinant and therefore has nothing to do with the correlation energy E HF C discussed in the previous chapter. Next, let us explore the consequences of the charge of the electrons on the pair density. Here it is the electrostatic repulsion, which manifests itself through the 1/r12 term in the Hamiltonian, which prevents the electrons from coming too close to each other.

If we now interchange the variables x1 and x 2 (or x1′ and x′2 ), γ2 will change sign because of the antisymmetry of Ψ: 8 This is the normalization adopted for example by McWeeny, 1967, 1992. One also finds 1/2 N(N-1) as prefactor, which corresponds to a normalization to the distinct number of pairs, e. g. Löwdin, 1959 or Parr and Yang, 1989. 21 2 Electron Density and Hole Functions r r r r r r r r γ 2 (x1 , x 2 ; x1′ , x′2 ) = − γ 2 (x 2 , x1; x1′ , x′2 ) . (2-9) r r It should be obvious that the diagonal elements of this ‘matrix’ (i.

G. by X-ray diffraction. One of its important features is that at any posir tion of an atom, ρ( r ) exhibits a maximum with a finite value, due to the attractive force exerted by the positive charge of the nuclei. However, at these positions the gradient of the density has a discontinuity and a cusp results. This cusp is a consequence of the singularity Z in the − A part in the Hamiltonian as riA → 0. Actually, it has long been recognized that riA 19 2 Electron Density and Hole Functions O H H a) b) Figure 2-1.

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