A classical-map simulation of two-dimensional electron fluid: Anextension of classical-map hypernetted-chain theory beyond thehypernetted-chain approximation

Chieko Totsuji, Takashi Miyake, Kenta Nakanishi, Kenji Tsuruta, Hiroo Totsuji

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Abstract

A method for numerically simulating quantum systems is proposed and applied to the two-dimensional electron fluid at T = 0. This method maps quantum systems onto classical ones in the spirit of the classical-map hypernetted-chain theory and performs simulations on the latter. The results of the simulations are free from the assumption of the hypernetted-chain approximation and the neglect of the bridge diagrams. A merit of this method is the applicability to systems with geometrical complexity and finite sizes including the cases at finite temperatures. Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations are performed corresponding to two previous proposals for the 'quantum' temperature and an improvement in the description of the diffraction effect. It is shown that one of these two proposals with the improved diffraction effect gives significantly better agreement with quantum Monte Carlo results reported previously for the range of 5≤rs≤40. These results may serve as the basis for the application of this method to finite non-periodic systems like quantum dots and systems at finite temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
Article number045502
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 8 2009

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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