Corrections to the Thomas-Fermi model of the atom
- Author(s): Bander, Myron
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1016/0003-4916(82)90101-4
A WKB approximation to the Hartree equations for an atom, taking the 1 r singularity of the potential into account, is developed. This in turn allows us to obtain in a systematic way the Z -1 3 and Z -2 3 corrections to the Thomas-Fermi model of the atom. Such a procedure is used to obtain a finite change density at the nucleus, which agrees well with Hartree-Fock values. © 1982.