Perturbation approach to the classical one-component plasma

D. M. Ceperley, G. V. Chester

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The two-particle correlation function for the classical one-component plasma in the high-density fluid phase is calculated from the correlation function of a short-range reference potential by a perturbation method based on the hypernetted chain equation (HNC). It is shown thàt the long-wavelength correlations are correctly described by this method. A technique for extending g(r) to infinity is shown to be valid and useful. The results are in excellent agreement with those obtained from the "Ewald image" Monte Carlo method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)755-764
Number of pages10
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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