Statistical mechanics of a positron in a classical fluid

Jerome Percus

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Abstract

Although the equilibrium theory of classical fluids, simple and complex, has reached the stage of routine accurate evaluation, this is hardly the case for even the next microscopic step, that of a quantum particle in a classical fluid. In many chemical applications, the quantum particle is an electron, but positron annihilation experiments on thermalized positrons and orthopositronium atoms offer a wealth of information to test our theoretical understanding of this general class of systems. Here, we investigate several ways in which the concepts behind classical techniques can be generalized to handle this prototypical quantum problem, in the overt quantum form as well as in the classical polymer representation. Both integral equation and density functional formats are studied and their qualitative characteristics examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationJournal De Physique. IV : JP
EditorsI. Billard
PublisherPubl by Editions de Physique
Pages49-57
Number of pages9
Volume3
Edition4
StatePublished - Sep 1993
EventProceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Positron and Positronium Chemistry - Le Mont Sainte-Odile, Fr
Duration: Jun 20 1993Jun 24 1993

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OtherProceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Positron and Positronium Chemistry
CityLe Mont Sainte-Odile, Fr
Period6/20/936/24/93

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statistical mechanics
positrons
fluids
positron annihilation
format
integral equations
evaluation
polymers
atoms

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Percus, J. (1993). Statistical mechanics of a positron in a classical fluid. In I. Billard (Ed.), Journal De Physique. IV : JP (4 ed., Vol. 3, pp. 49-57). Publ by Editions de Physique.

Statistical mechanics of a positron in a classical fluid. / Percus, Jerome.

Journal De Physique. IV : JP. ed. / I. Billard. Vol. 3 4. ed. Publ by Editions de Physique, 1993. p. 49-57.

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Percus, J 1993, Statistical mechanics of a positron in a classical fluid. in I Billard (ed.), Journal De Physique. IV : JP. 4 edn, vol. 3, Publ by Editions de Physique, pp. 49-57, Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Positron and Positronium Chemistry, Le Mont Sainte-Odile, Fr, 6/20/93.
Percus J. Statistical mechanics of a positron in a classical fluid. In Billard I, editor, Journal De Physique. IV : JP. 4 ed. Vol. 3. Publ by Editions de Physique. 1993. p. 49-57
Percus, Jerome. / Statistical mechanics of a positron in a classical fluid. Journal De Physique. IV : JP. editor / I. Billard. Vol. 3 4. ed. Publ by Editions de Physique, 1993. pp. 49-57
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