Classical path approximation for one-electron Green's function in a magnetic field and the density functional model

Shiwei Li, J. K. Percus

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This paper is an extension of our previous work on density functional models of electrons in magnetic fields. A full "classical path" (CP) one-body Green's function is used in the calculation of the kinetic functional and the one particle density. This treatment leads to a more precise expression of the density functional theory in the strong B case, in which magnetic fields are much stronger than the external scalar potential. In the semiclassical limit t → 0, the CP Green's function is checked by an exact solvable system, interactionless electrons in a central harmonic potential and a constant magnetic field. It turns out that the Green's function is correct through the order O(t2). Furthermore, in the high B limit (but still t→0), the leading terms in B of the CP Green's function are the same as those of the exact Green's function in the entire t-expansion series.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4266-4271
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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