Structure and spectrum of anisotropically confined two-dimensional clusters with logarithmic interaction.

We studied the structural and spectral properties of a classical system consisting of a finite number of particles, moving in two dimensions, and interacting through a repulsive logarithmic potential and held together by an anisotropic harmonic potential. Increasing the anisotropy of the confinement potential can drive the system from a two-dimensional (2D… CONTINUE READING