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Paper   IPM / P / 6930
School of Physics
  Title:   LOCV Calculation for the Uniform Electron Fluid at Finite Temperature
  Author(s): 
1.  M. Modarres
2.  H.R. Moshfegh
3.  A. Sepahvand
  Status:   Published
  Journal: Eur. Phys. J. B
  No.:  76
  Vol.:  31
  Year:  2003
  Pages:   159-166
  Supported by:  IPM
  Abstract:
The free energy of the homogeneous electron fluid at finite temperature is obtained using the lowest order constrained variational (LOCV) method. In order to test the convergence of cluster expansion series the three-body cluster terms are calculated with the LOCV correlation functions. The results agree reasonably with those of Monte Carlo, coupled-cluster, perturbational expansion etc, techniques at zero temperature. The flashing and critical temperatures as well as the critical exponent are found to be about 0.6, 1.3 eV and 0.384 respectively. A similar liquid-gas phase transition to that of nuclear matter and liquid He3 is observed.

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