Calculation of information entropies for the 1s2 state of helium-like ions

Ibraheem Nasser, Mostafa Zeama, Afaf Abdel-Hady

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This work presents analytical and numerical results for the position- and momentum-space information entropies of the 1s2 state of helium-like ions using different interaction potentials. The potentials that we used are the Yukawa potential and the exponential-cosine-screened Coulomb potential. The investigated studies allow us to relate the position-space information with the momentum-space information of Shannon and Fisher, as well as Shannon entropy power and the Fisher-Shannon information product, through different famous relations. The calculation is performed using the one-electron charge density of entangled two-parameter wavefunction. On one hand, the results that are presented for 10 members in the helium isoelectronic sequence demonstrate with precision the effect of correlation on bare charge distributions. On the other hand, it leads to some very important results for both the correlated and uncorrelated values of the informatic entropies. Analytical formulas for the momentum-space information entropies are given. The effect of the nuclear charge and the screening parameter on the information expressions has been studied for both potentials. Detailed computational and numerical values and characteristics of these information quantities, as a function of the screening parameter, are reported here for the first time. New inequality has been proposed with Fisher's total value to measure the correlation of two electrons.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInternational Journal of Quantum Chemistry
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 12 2020
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2022-06-14
Acknowledgements: For computer time, this research used the resources of SHAHEEN supercomputer at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal and ELFAHD supercomputer at King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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