We have extended the shadow wave function for excited states by including an explicit backflow term in the shadow variables. The variational computation gives a roton energy 9.18 K, only 6% above experiment. Similar agreement is found at freezing density. Also the strength Z(q), of the single excitation peak greatly improves. The uniform agreement between theory and experiment at all wave vectors suggests that there is no qualitative difference in the wave function of phonon, maxon and roton excitations. Only the amount of backflow and short range correlations greatly varies with k.

VARIATIONAL THEORY OF ROTONS IN SUPERFLUID HE-4 / D.E. GALLI, L. REATTO, S. VITIELLO. - In: JOURNAL OF LOW TEMPERATURE PHYSICS. - ISSN 0022-2291. - 101:3-4(1995), pp. 755-760.

VARIATIONAL THEORY OF ROTONS IN SUPERFLUID HE-4

D.E. GALLI
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L. REATTO;
1995

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We have extended the shadow wave function for excited states by including an explicit backflow term in the shadow variables. The variational computation gives a roton energy 9.18 K, only 6% above experiment. Similar agreement is found at freezing density. Also the strength Z(q), of the single excitation peak greatly improves. The uniform agreement between theory and experiment at all wave vectors suggests that there is no qualitative difference in the wave function of phonon, maxon and roton excitations. Only the amount of backflow and short range correlations greatly varies with k.
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