Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 39, Issue 3–4, pp 427–441 | Cite as

Surface correlations in a quantum mechanical one-component plasma

  • B. Jancovici
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Abstract

The time-dependent pair correlation function of a quantum mechanical onecomponent plasma bounded by a plane hard wall is studied near that wall. Along the wall, this function has an algebraic asymptotic form: it decays only as the inverse cube (square) of the distance for a three (two)-dimensional system (the case of fermions at zero temperature is excluded from the present study). The amplitude of the asymptotic form obeys a universal sum rule. Similar results hold at the plane interface between two different one-component plasmas.

Key words

Coulomb systems quantum mechanical one-component plasma jellium surface properties correlations sum rule 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Jancovici
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Hautes EnergiesUniversité de Paris-SudOrsayFrance

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