Effects of Backflow Correlation in the Three-Dimensional Electron Gas: Quantum Monte Carlo Study

Дата и время публикации : 1998-03-09T13:42:00Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
Yongkyung Kwon
D. M. Ceperley
Richard M. Martin

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Коментарии к cтатье: 14 pages, 5 figures, submitted to Physical Review B
Первичная категория: cond-mat.str-el

Все категории : cond-mat.str-el

Краткий обзор статьи: The correlation energy of the homogeneous three-dimensional interacting electron gas is calculated using the variational and fixed-node diffusion Monte Carlo methods, with trial functions that include backflow and three-body correlations. In the high density regime the effects of backflow dominate over those due to three-body correlations, but the relative importance of the latter increases as the density decreases. Since the backflow correlations vary the nodes of the trial function, this leads to improved energies in the fixed-node diffusion Monte Carlo calculations. The effects are comparable to those found for the two-dimensional electron gas, leading to much improved variational energies and fixed-node diffusion energies equal to the release-node energies of Ceperley and Alder within statistical and systematic errors.

Category: Physics