Electron — positron quantum droplets
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Max-von-Laue Str. 1, 60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2 St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Politechnicheskaya 29, St. Petersburg, 195251, Russia
Corresponding author: a firstname.lastname@example.org
Published online: 20 October 2006
A new physical object, electron-positron quantum droplet, is suggested. Structure, stability and dynamics of such objects are discussed. The analysis is based on the non-relativistic self-consistent local-density approximation. An essential role of many-body effects in the formation of the droplets is demonstrated. Their properties are compared with the known physical objects such as metal clusters and clusters of excitons in a solid.
PACS: 31.15.Ew – Density-functional theory / 36.10.-k – Exotic atoms and molecules (containing mesons, muons and other unusual particles) / 36.40.-c – Atomic and molecular clusters / 36.90.+f – Other exotic atoms and molecules; macromolecules; clusters / 61.46.+w – Nanoscale materials
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2006