Title 



Threedimensional 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 RW 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.   
Language 



English
 
Source (journal) 



Physics letters: A.  Amsterdam, 1967, currens  
Publication 



Amsterdam : 2004
 
ISSN 



03759601
 
Volume/pages 



324:1(2004), p. 4650
 
ISI 



000220548300008
 
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