# Correspondences between the Classical Electrostatic Thomson Problem and Atomic Electronic Structure

@article{LaFave2013CorrespondencesBT, title={Correspondences between the Classical Electrostatic Thomson Problem and Atomic Electronic Structure}, author={Tim LaFave}, journal={Journal of Electrostatics}, year={2013}, volume={71}, pages={1029-1035} }

Abstract Correspondences between the Thomson problem and atomic electron shell-filling patterns are observed as systematic non-uniformities in the distribution of potential energy necessary to change configurations of N ≤ 100 electrons into discrete geometries of neighboring N − 1 systems. These non-uniformities yield electron energy pairs, intra-subshell pattern similarities with empirical ionization energy, and a salient pattern that coincides with size-normalized empirical ionization…

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