The Positivity of the Pressure in Thomas Fermi Theory

  • R. Benguria
  • E. H. Lieb


We prove the positivity of the pressure and compressibility for neutral systems in the Thomas-Fermi theory of molecules. Our results include some new properties of the Thomas-Fermi potential and a proof that the kinetic energy is superadditive.


Assure Compressibility 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Benguria
    • 1
    • 3
  • E. H. Lieb
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Mathematics and PhysicsPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsUniversidad de ChileSantiagoChile

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