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February 2001

The Ionization Conjecture in Hartree-Fock Theory


Jan Philip Solovej


We prove the ionization conjecture within the Hartree-Fock theory of atoms. More precisely, we prove that, if the nuclear charge and the ionization energy of atoms nevertheless remain bounded. Moreover, we show that in Hartree-Fock theory the radius of an atom (properly defined) is bounded independently of its nuclear charge.

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This paper has now been published in Annals of Mathematics, 158 509-576, (2003)