The shielding of external electric fields in atoms revisited

D. Feil

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An atom, placed in an external homogeneous field, will show a complex charge distribution. The pattern of the polarization density distribution, obtained by subtracting the original electron from the one of the polarized atom, can easily be explained by considering the various orbitals. Poisson's equation relates the induced field to polarization density distribution.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)101-102
JournalPhysics letters A
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes


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