The Metropolis Monte Carlo method is used to sample the square of an antisymmetric wave function composed of a product of a Jastrow wave function and a number of Slater determinants. We calculate variational energies for He3 and several models of neutron matter. The first-order Wu-Feenberg expansion is shown always to underestimate the energy, sometimes seriously. The phase diagram for ground-state Yukawa matter is determined. There is a class of Yukawa potentials which do not lead to a crystal phase at any density.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics