Two and three electrons on a sphere: A generalized Thomson problem

  title={Two and three electrons on a sphere: A generalized Thomson problem},
  author={Liu Yang and Zhenwei Yao},
  journal={Physical Review B},
Generalizing the classical Thomson problem to the quantum regime provides an ideal model to explore the underlying physics regarding electron correlations. In this work, we systematically investigate the combined effects of the geometry of the substrate and the symmetry of the wave function on correlations of geometrically confined electrons. By the numerical configuration interaction method in combination with analytical theory, we construct symmetrized ground-state wave functions; analyze the… 
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