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By Arnold F. Nikiforov, Vladimir G. Novikov, Vasili B. Uvarov, Andrei Iacob

This ebook experiences the generally used theoretical versions for calculating houses of scorching dense topic. Calculations are illustrated by way of plots and tables, and they're in comparison with experimental effects. the aim is to aid figuring out of atomic physics in sizzling plasma and to help in constructing effective and strong computing device codes for calculating opacity and equations of kingdom for arbitrary fabric in quite a lot of temperatures and densities.

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2), one should eliminate from the Thomas-Fermi potential V (r) the proper electrostatic energy of the electron in question (“self-interaction”). 2) instead of U (r) = −V (r) one can take U (r) = − 1 Z −1 V (r) − Z r (this includes the Fermi-Amaldi correction [45]). Such corrections obviously modify the behavior of the potential for r ∼ r0 and change the energy spectrum of the electrons in the intermediate group. 2 Model of an atom with average occupation numbers Once the energy levels ε = εn of electrons in a central field characterized by the Thomas-Fermi potential are calculated, one can find the average occupation numbers of electron states, using the Pauli principle and the Fermi-Dirac statistics.

35), we obtain dF/dη = χ(0)/φ(0). 25) and the assumption that Z0 = Z, which yields Z 3π I1/2 (−η) = . 36) by the following function: I1/2 (x) = 3 2 ln 1 + π 6 1/3 exp 2x 3 3/2 . 37) 18 Chapter 1. 5). 38) Z 3π . 2 (2θ)3/2 r03 This expression can be simplified for small as well as for large values of q: η (0) ≈ − η (0) ≈ ln 3 q 2 √ π 2q 2/3 for q for q 1, 1. 38) is usually somewhat lower than the true value. 6: Dependence of φ(0) on η = −φ(1) for fixed values of the parameter a (a = 10−2 , 10−1 , .

In some cases the positioning of the bands can be determined by imposing boundary conditions of a special type: for example, in a solid body one imposes some periodicity conditions. 1). 2) with the methods considered in the Appendix. 2 below). However, in many situations, especially at high temperatures, only very few electrons are found in the states of the intermediate group and in such situations there is no need to account for the band structure of the energy spectrum. R e m a r k. 2), one should eliminate from the Thomas-Fermi potential V (r) the proper electrostatic energy of the electron in question (“self-interaction”).

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