New method knocks out stubborn electron problem

New method knocks out stubborn electron problem – A newly published article in Physical Review Letters eliminates one of the top unsolved theoretical problems in chemical physics as ranked by the National Research Council in 1995. Scientists now can more accurately predict the dynamic behavior of electrons in atoms and molecules in chemical reactions that govern a wide range of phenomena, including the fuel efficiency of combustion engines and the depletion of the atmospheric ozone. Reference: "Structure of Fermionic Density Matrices: Complete N-representability Conditions," Physical Review Letters, 2012; 108 (26) DOI: (10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.263002)

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