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Hartree-Fock vs density of charge

  1. Nov 7, 2008 #1
    Hi all,

    If density of electron is high, Hartree-Fock approximation will work well under what conditions?
    What if the density is low?

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  3. Nov 7, 2008 #2


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    If the density is low, then HF is not good and correlation needs to be accounted for. For very low electron densities the electrons might from a Wigner crystal.
  4. Nov 18, 2008 #3
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