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Physics  2011 

Koopmans' theorem in statistical Hartree-Fock theory

DOI: 10.1088/0953-4075/44/14/145001

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In this short paper, the validity of Koopmans' theorem in the Hartree-Fock theory at non-zero temperature (Hartree-Fock statistical theory) is investigated. It is shown that Koopmans' theorem does not apply in the grand-canonical ensemble, due to a missing contribution to the energy proportional to the interaction between two electrons belonging to the same orbital. Hartree-Fock statistical theory has also been applied in the canonical ensemble [Blenski et al., Phys. Rev. E 55, R4889 (1997)] for the purpose of photo-absorption calculations. In that case, the Hartree-Fock self-consistent-field equations are derived in the super-configuration approximation. It is shown that Koopmans' theorem does not hold in the canonical ensemble, but that a restricted version of the theorem can be obtained, by assuming that a particular quantity multiplying the interaction matrix element in the expression of the energy does not change during the removal of an electron.


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