Optimization of He4 wave functions for the liquid and solid phases

S. A. Vitiello, Kevin Schmidt

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We present a method using a basis set to calculate the optimized Jastrow pair function in trial wave functions for quantum fluids and solids. Using three-body terms in the variational trial wave function, as well, the variational Monte Carlo binding energies obtained are significantly lower than determined previously. The radial distribution functions g(r) with these Jastrow functions are presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5442-5447
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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