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Three-dimensional Wigner molecules formed from an assembly of confined but Coulombically repelling electrons
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Abstract
We first consider N Coulombically interacting electrons confined within a sphere of radius R by an infinite potential barrier. Scaling properties of the Hamiltonian are first discussed, followed by the virial theorem. In the limit of large R and N, it is shown that the problem can be reduced to the solution of N point charges -\e\ constrained to move on the surface of a sphere of radius R-W here defined as Wigner radius. Finally, the results of the above model are compared with those of harmonically confined electrons. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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English
Source (journal)
Physics letters: A. - Amsterdam, 1967, currens
Publication
Amsterdam : 2004
ISSN
0375-9601
Volume/pages
324:1(2004), p. 46-50
ISI
000220548300008
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