Wolfram Koch's A Chemist's Guide to Density Functional Theory PDF

By Wolfram Koch

ISBN-10: 3527304223

ISBN-13: 9783527304226

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The integral over all space contains no charge: r r r ∫ h C ( r1; r2 ) dr2 = 0. (2-25) This makes good physical sense since for electrons of unlike spin the probability of finding an electron of spin σ anywhere in space is of course the total number of electrons of this spin, i. , Nσ. This result is independent of the positions of electrons with spin σ’ ≠ σ. Also, there is no need for a self-interaction correction. The Coulomb hole will be negative and largest at the position of the reference electron since it originates from the 1/r12 electrostatic interaction which keeps electrons apart.

Of course, this is a particularly simple case, because there are no parallel spin contributions and the Coulomb hole refers only to the interaction of electrons of antiparallel spins. If one of the two electrons is found at, say, the left proton, the probability to find the other one at the right nucleus will be higher and vice versa. The larger the distance between the two H atoms the more pronounced this effect will be. Thus, also the Coulomb hole will be delocalized with a negative part at the nucleus where the reference electron sits and a positive part, i.

This is a simple generalization of ρ 2 ( N, N ) given above according to r r r r γ 2 (x1 , x2 ;x1′ , x′2 ) = r r r r r r r r r r N(N − 1)∫ L∫ Ψ (x1 , x2 , x3 ,K , x N ) Ψ * (x1′ , x′2 , x3 ,K , x N ) dx3 K dx N . (2-8) When going from ρ2 to γ2 we prime those variables in the second factor which are not included in the integration. The two sets of independent and continuous variables, i. , r r r r r r r r x1, x 2 and x′1, x′2 , define the value of γ 2 (x1, x 2 ; x′1, x′2 ) which is the motivation for calling this quantity a matrix (for more information on reduced density matrices see in particular r r Davidson, r r 1976, or McWeeny, 1992).

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