Relativity: Gaunt vs. Breit in molecules



 Hello everyone,
 The leading term in relativistic electron-electron interaction is described
 by the Breit Hamiltonian.  It is often stated in the literature that the
 Gaunt (magnetic) part of this interaction is more important than the rest
 (the effect of retardation).  Is anyone aware of the calculation on
 molecular (as opposed to atomic) system that compares these two effects?
 	Vitaly Rassolov
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