Kainz, Josef and Mikhailov, S. and Wensauer, Andreas and Rössler, Ulrich (2002) Quantum dots in high magnetic fields: Calculation of ground state properties. Physical Review B 65 (11), p. 115305.
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We present a variational method for calculating ground-state properties of quantum dots in high magnetic fields. Assuming a perfect spin alignment, we construct a many-body trial wave function in the form of a single Slater determinant of overlapping oscillator functions from the lowest Landau level centered around some points Ri inside the dot. The points Ri either coincide with the classical equilibrium positions or are considered as variational parameters to minimize the total energy of the system. Using these trial wave functions, we analytically calculate the ground-state properties. We present ground-state energies for up to N = 40 electrons, compare them with available exact results for up to N = 10, and give a transparent interpretation of the results.
|Institutions:||Physics > Institute of Theroretical Physics > Retired Professors > Group Ulrich Rössler|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 530 Physics|
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Yes|
|Deposited On:||20 Mar 2007|
|Last Modified:||13 Mar 2014 09:52|