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Structure and correlations in two-dimensional classical artificial atoms confined by a Coulomb potential
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Abstract
The ordering of N equally charged particles (-e) moving in two dimensions and confined by a Coulomb potential, resulting from a displaced positive charge Ze is discussed. This is a classical model system for atoms. We obtain the configurations of charged particles which, depending on the value of N and Z, may result in ring structures, hexagonal-type configurations, and for N/Z approximate to 1 in an inner structure of particles which is separated by an outer ring of particles. For N/Z << 1, the Hamiltonian of the parabolic confinement case is recovered. For N/Z approximate to 1, the configurations are very different from those found in the case of a parabolic confinement potential. A hydrodynamic analysis is presented in order to highlight the correlations effects.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review : E : statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics / American Physical Society. - Melville, N.Y., 2001 - 2015
Publication
Melville, N.Y. : American Physical Society, 2003
ISSN
1539-3755 [print]
1550-2376 [online]
Volume/pages
67:4Part 2(2003), p. 1-8
Article Reference
046601
ISI
000182825400087
Medium
E-only publicatie
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