The polarization energy of normal liquid 3He

F. H. Zong, D. M. Ceperley, S. Moroni, S. Fantoni

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We present new quantum Monte Carlo calculations of the ground-state energy of liquid 3He using backflow and 3-body wavefunctions and twist-averaged boundary conditions. We estimate the effects of the 3-body potential and compare to experimental measurements of the unpolarized equation of state and the magnetic susceptibility. There is still a large discrepancy with respect to the magnetic susceptibility, requiring either improved nodal surfaces or going beyond the fixed-node method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1705-1711
Number of pages7
JournalMolecular Physics
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jun 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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