The European Physical Journal B

, 85:42

Friedel oscillation about a Friedel-Anderson impurity

Regular Article

DOI: 10.1140/epjb/e2011-20850-1

Cite this article as:
Tao, Y. & Bergmann, G. Eur. Phys. J. B (2012) 85: 42. doi:10.1140/epjb/e2011-20850-1


The Friedel oscillations in the vicinity of a Friedel-Anderson (FA) impurity are investigated numerically. For an FA impurity in the local moment limit the normalized amplitude A(ξ) is S-shaped, approximately zero at short distances, approaching two at large distances and crossing the value one at the characteristic length ξ1/2. Surprisingly, the Friedel oscillations of a simple non-interacting Friedel impurity with a narrow resonance at the Fermi level show a very similar behavior of their amplitude A(ξ). A comparison correlates the resonance width and the Kondo energy of the FA impurity with the characteristic length ξ1/2 of the Friedel oscillations.


Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics & AstronomyUniversity of Southern California Los AngelesCaliforniaUSA