configuration-interaction method

configuration-interaction method

[kən‚fig·yə¦rā·shən ‚in·tər′ak·shən ‚meth·əd]
(atomic physics)
A method of accounting for the electron correlation in an atom or molecule in which the total many-body wave function is expanded in a basis set and the coefficients in this expansion are determined by minimization of the expectation value of the energy.
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