The Stability of Matter

  • E. H. Lieb
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Physica Austriaca book series (FEWBODY, volume 17/1977)


An outline is presented of the proofs of three basic facts about quantum-mechanical Coulomb systems: (i) atoms have finite ground state energies; (ii) the energy of bulk matter saturates; (iii) the thermodynamic limit exists.


Ground State Energy Thermodynamic Limit Uncertainty Principle Coulomb Force Total Particle Number 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. H. Lieb
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  1. 1.Dept. of Mathematics and PhysicsPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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