@article{446,
abstract = {We prove that in Thomas–Fermi–Dirac–von Weizsäcker theory, a nucleus of charge Z > 0 can bind at most Z + C electrons, where C is a universal constant. This result is obtained through a comparison with Thomas-Fermi theory which, as a by-product, gives bounds on the screened nuclear potential and the radius of the minimizer. A key ingredient of the proof is a novel technique to control the particles in the exterior region, which also applies to the liquid drop model with a nuclear background potential.},
author = {Frank, Rupert and Phan Thanh, Nam and Van Den Bosch, Hanne},
journal = {Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics},
number = {3},
pages = {577 -- 614},
publisher = {Wiley-Blackwell},
title = {{The ionization conjecture in Thomas–Fermi–Dirac–von Weizsäcker theory}},
doi = {10.1002/cpa.21717},
volume = {71},
year = {2018},
}