Self-Consistent Calculation of the Collective Excitations of Small Jellium Spheres

  • D. E. Beck


The time-dependent local density approximation is used to compute the complex eigenfrequencies for the dipolar excitations of small jellium spheres. The dynamic response of the sphere to a time-dependent field is continued to complex frequencies in order to isolate the contributions of the individual eigenmodes of the system. The computations are reported for closed-shell configurations containing from 8 to 198 electrons.


Fano Resonance Collective Excitation Plasma Mode Jellium Model Positive Charge Density 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. E. Beck
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  1. 1.Department of Physics and Laboratory for Surface StudiesUniversity of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeMilwaukeeUSA

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