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This is the probability of finding any electron at position 2 in coordinate-spin space if there is one already known to be at position 1 r r ρ ( N , N ) r r Ω ( N 2 ; N1 ) = . r ρ( N ) (2-14) The conditional density obviously integrates to N-1 electrons, containing all electrons r but the reference electron at x1 r r r ∫ Ω(x 2 ; x1 )dx 2 9 = N − 1. (2-15) The (N-1)/N factor of equation (2-7) disappears because the two electrons in question have different spin. 23 2 Electron Density and Hole Functions r r The difference between Ω( x 2 ; x1 ) and the uncorrelated probability of finding an elecr tron at N 2 describes the change in conditional probability caused by the correction for selfinteraction, exchange and Coulomb correlation, compared to the completely uncorrelated situation: r r ρ ( N , N ) r r r r r r − ρ(x2 ) = ρ(x2 )f( N; N ) .
It should be obvious by now why the hole functions are so useful for discussing exchange and correlation effects. The more we know about the characteristics of hXC and the better the approximate hole functions we use in our calculations resemble the true ones, the more accurate results we can expect. r r The exchange-correlation hole can formally be split into the Fermi hole, h σX1 = σ2 ( r1 , r2 ) r r σ ,σ and the Coulomb hole h C1 2 ( r1 , r2 ) , r r r r r r D :+ ( H; r ) = D σ: =σ2 ( H; H ) + h σC1 ,σ2 (r1 , r2 ) (2-20) where the former is the hole in the probability density of electrons due to the Pauli principle, i.
3-6) Typical values of α are between 2/3 and 1. We will later see that the 4/3 power law for the dependence of the exchange interaction on the electron density is also obtained from a completely different approach using the concept of the uniform electron gas, work pioneered by Bloch, 1929, and Dirac, 1930. 4. It is worth mentioning that if the exchange contributions of equation (3-5), with a slightly modified value of CX, are combined with the Thomas-Fermi energy given by expression (3-2), we end up with an approximation which is known as the Thomas-Fermi-Dirac model.
A Chemist's Guide to Density Functional Theory, Second Edition by Prof. Dr. Wolfram Koch, Dr. Max C. Holthausen(auth.)