Spin polarization of the low-density three-dimensional electron gas.

@article{Zong2002SpinPO,
  title={Spin polarization of the low-density three-dimensional electron gas.},
  author={F. Zong and C. Lin and D. Ceperley},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2002},
  volume={66 3 Pt 2B},
  pages={
          036703
        }
}
  • F. Zong, C. Lin, D. Ceperley
  • Published 2002
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
  • To determine the state of spin polarization of the three-dimensional electron gas at very low densities and zero temperature, we calculate the energy versus spin polarization using diffusion quantum Monte Carlo methods with backflow wave functions and twist averaged boundary conditions. We find a second-order phase transition to a partially polarized phase at r(s) approximately 50+/-2. The magnetic transition temperature is estimated using an effective mean-field method, the Stoner model. 
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