Spin-dependent analysis of two-dimensional electron liquids
Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
The American Physical Society
195116-1 - 195116-7
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Two-dimensional electron liquid (2D EL) at full Fermi degeneracy is revisited, giving special attention to the spin-polarization effects. First, we extend the recently proposed classical-map hypernetted-chain (CHNC) technique to the 2D EL, while preserving the simplicity of the original proposal. An efficient implementation of CHNC is given utilizing Lado's quadrature expressions for the isotropic Fourier transforms. Our results indicate that the paramagnetic phase stays to be the ground state until the Wigner crystallization density, even though the energy separation with the ferromagnetic and other partially polarized states become minute. We analyze compressibility and spin stiffness variations with respect to density and spin polarization, the latter being overlooked until now. Spin-dependent static structure factor and pair-distribution functions are computed; agreement with the available quantum Monte Carlo data persists even in the strong-coupling regime of the 2D EL.
Monte Carlo method