Backflow correlations for the electron gas and metallic hydrogen

M. Holzmann, D. M. Ceperley, C. Pierleoni, K. Esler

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The backflow three-body wave functions for a two-component system of electrons and protons were studied. Different approaches to obtain and improve trial wave functions were presented. The resulting wave functions were used in variational and diffusion Monte Carlo calculations of the electron gas and of solid and liquid metallic hydrogen. The results show that analytical representations of these functions are accurate throughout most of the phase diagram of the electron gas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number046707
Pages (from-to)467071-4670715
Number of pages4203645
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number4 2
StatePublished - Oct 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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