Role of the exchange interaction in the short-time relaxation of a high-density electron plasma

A. M. Kriman, M. J. Kann, D. K. Ferry, R. Joshi

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We incorporate the exchange interaction into a simulation in which all electron motion, including that involved in screening, is treated explicitly with a molecular-dynamics simulation run concurrently within an ensemble Monte Carlo treatment of scattering. Exchange is treated for the first time in such an approach by a semiclassical modification of the molecular dynamics that takes full account of the Fermi statistics, and, in particular, does not violate the exclusion principle. A comparison is made with the short-time relaxation data of Becker et al.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1619-1622
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number13
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990


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