Structure of the ground state of a fermion fluid

Kevin Schmidt, Michael A. Lee, M. H. Kalos, G. V. Chester

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Abstract

Variational many-body wave functions for the ground state of liquid He3 which include triplet and backflow correlations are investigated with use of Monte Carlo integration. Our energy of - 1.9°K removes half of the discrepancy between previous Jastrow-Slater calculations and experimental results. The first exact results for mass-three bosons are also presented. Triplet correlations in the variational wave function are equally effective in lowering the energy of both mass-three bosons and He3.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)807-810
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume47
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

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Structure of the ground state of a fermion fluid. / Schmidt, Kevin; Lee, Michael A.; Kalos, M. H.; Chester, G. V.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 47, No. 11, 1981, p. 807-810.

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Schmidt, Kevin ; Lee, Michael A. ; Kalos, M. H. ; Chester, G. V. / Structure of the ground state of a fermion fluid. In: Physical Review Letters. 1981 ; Vol. 47, No. 11. pp. 807-810.
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