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The positronium in a mean-field approximation of quantum electrodynamics.

@article{Sok2014ThePI,
  title={The positronium in a mean-field approximation of quantum electrodynamics.},
  author={J'er'emy Sok},
  journal={arXiv: Mathematical Physics},
  year={2014}
}
  • J'er'emy Sok
  • Published 15 May 2014
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Mathematical Physics
The Bogoliubov-Dirac-Fock (BDF) model is a no-photon, mean-field approxi- mation of quantum electrodynamics. It describes relativistic electrons in the Dirac sea. In this model, a state is fully characterized by its one-body density matrix, an infinite rank nonnegative operator. We prove the existence of the positronium, the bound state of an electron and a positron, represented by a critical point of the energy functional in the absence of external field. This state is interpreted as the ortho… 

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