Slater determinant

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Slater determinant

[′slād·ər di‚tər·mə·nənt]
(quantum mechanics)
A quantum-mechanical wave function for n fermions, which is an n × n determinant whose entries are n different one-particle wave functions depending on the coordinates of each of the particles in the system.
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