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Lecture 8 - The Helium atom
  • Fred Jendrzejewski,
  • Selim Jochim
Fred Jendrzejewski
Kirchhoff-Institut für Physik

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Selim Jochim
Physikalisches Institut der Universität Heidelberg
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In this lecture we will discuss some basic properties of the Helium atom. We will introduce first some useful notations for the specific Hamiltonian at hand. Then we will focus on the important consequences played by the electron-electron interaction on the spin structure and the level scheme of the system. Finally, we will introduce the variational method for the estimation of the ground state energy.