## Abstract

A ground-state theorem for the Fröhlich polaron is derived. We show that the zeroth moment of the current-current correlation function is proportional to the kinetic energy of the polaron. While the electron-phonon interaction does not depend on the electron mass, the coupling constant α does; this allows us to relate the kinetic energy with the ground-state energy using the Feynman-Helmann theorem. As an example we compare the polaron ground-state energy on variational grounds with the ground-state energy obtained from the function χ(ω) calculated by Feynman, Hellwarth, Iddings, and Platzman. For α<5 both ground-state energies turn out to be identical, as can be concluded from numerical calculations.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 2717-2720 |

Number of pages | 4 |

Journal | Physical Review B |

Volume | 8 |

Issue number | 6 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 1973 |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Condensed Matter Physics