FM 13-11; arXiv:

Authors : Enrico Fermi (translation by G. Gallavotti)

Title: Statistical method to determine some properties of atoms

Abstract: The present work aims at showing some results over the distribution of electrons in a heavy atom that can be obtained treating such electrons, given their considerable number, via a statistical method: {\it i.e.} in other words, by regarding them as a gas of electrons surrounding the nucleus.

Keywords: Thomas-Fermi theory

Giovanni Gallavotti
Dipartimento di Fisica,
UniversitÓ di Roma Sapienza, 00185 Roma, Italy