Thomas-Fermi and Thomas-Fermi-Dirac models in two-dimension – Effect of strong quantizing magnetic field
Department of Physics, Visva-Bharati, 741235 Santiniketan, India
Received: 29 April 2016
Received in final form: 15 November 2016
Published online: 10 January 2017
Using Thomas-Fermi (TF) and Thomas-Fermi-Dirac (TFD) models, we have investigated the properties of electron gas inside two-dimensional (2D) Wigner-Seitz (WS) cells in presence of a strong orthogonal quantizing magnetic field. The electron-electron Coulomb exchange interaction in quasi-2D case is obtained. The exact form of exchange term in 2D is derived making the width of the system tending to zero. Further, using the exchange term, the Thomas-Fermi-Dirac equation in 2D is established. It has been observed that only the ionized WS cell can have finite radius in the Thomas-Fermi model, even in presence of a strong quantizing magnetic field. On the other hand, in the Thomas-Fermi-Dirac model a neutral WS cell can have finite radius.
Key words: Atomic Physics
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