Static response and local field factor of the electron gas

Saverio Moroni, David M. Ceperley, Gaetano Senatore

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We have evaluated the density-density static response of the electron gas at zero temperature and in the metallic regime by diffusion Monte Carlo. The computed local field factor G(q) smoothly interpolates between the asymptotic small and large q behavior, with a crossover around 2qF. In fact, G(q) appears to be almost completely given by its asymptotes, being accurately reproduced by the local density approximation to density functional theory for q ≲ 2qF. We give a simple formula to reproduce G(q) at relevant values of the wave vector.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)689-692
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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