A Study of Spin Dependent Correlations and Feynman's Backflow

S. A. Vitiello, K. E. Schmidt, S. Fantoni

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Abstract

The idea that Feynman's backflow effects and spin-dependent correlations are very similar is investigated. To answer this question we have studied a small system of 3He atoms using the variational Monte Carlo method. We used trial functions of the Jastrow-Slater form modified by backflow correlations and a symmetrized product wave function that includes spin-spin correlations. The implications of our results for atomic and molecular physics and nuclear physics are mentioned.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-268
Number of pages2
JournalCzechoslovak Journal of Physics
Volume46
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

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