Relativistic self-consistent calculation for the normal mercury atom.

by Stanley Cohen

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A presentation of the relativistic self-consistent solutions of the Hartree type for the normal mercury atom. The single-particle wave functions making up the atomic wave function are assumed to be solutions to the relativistic Dirac equation. The study describes the technique and numerical methods used to obtain these results. The eigenvalues obtained with both the results of the previous nonrelativistic calculation and with the experimental-term values are compared. It is shown that appreciable corrections to the eigenvalues are made by including the relativistic effects.

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