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A Lower Limit for the Ground State of the Helium Atom

Weinstein, D. H. (1932) A Lower Limit for the Ground State of the Helium Atom. Physical Review, 40 (5). pp. 797-799. ISSN 0031-899X. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.40.797.

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A method of obtaining a lower limit for the ground state of any system in terms of the energy difference between the ground state and the next highest state is given. Applied to the helium atom this gives a rough value of -6.2R as compared to the experimental value of -5.818R.

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Additional Information:©1932 The American Physical Society Received 21 April 1932 I wish to thank Professor Pauling, who called attention to this problem in his lectures, for his very kind advice.
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