The free Laplacian $-\Delta$ has absolutely continuous spectrum $[0,\infty).$ The Coulomb Hamiltonian $H=-\Delta-\frac{1}{\vert x\vert}$ on $L^2(\mathbb R^3)$ has absolutely continuous spectrum $[0,\infty)$ and discrete spectrum below zero.

It is known that the essential spectrum is preserved under relative compact perturbations and the Coulomb potential is an example of this. So this implies that since the essential spectrum of the free Laplacian is $[0,\infty)$ it will also be the essential spectrum of the Coulomb Hamiltonian.

However, is there also a theorem that tells us that there are no eigenvalues embedded in the a.c. spectrum for the Coulomb Hamiltonian or is this just somehow known to be true?