Quantum Monte Carlo Simulation of a Two-Dimensional Electron System -Melting of Wigner Crystal

Masatoshi Imada, Minoru Takahashi

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Abstract

A spin polarized electron system is investigated by the recently developed technique for the Monte Carlo simulation of the path integral. It is found that the melting temperature of the Wigner crystal has the maximum value ~30 K at the density ~2.2 x 1012 cm-2. The phase diagram is obtained and the melting temperature shows monotonic decrease at the higher densities. The total energy shows hysteresis on the most part of the transition line.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3770-3781
Number of pages12
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Volume53
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1984 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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