We present the results of variational Monte Carlo calculations of the solid He-4 monolayer adsorbed on a corrugated graphite substrate with the shadow wave function technique. We find that the solid monolayer at the commensurate density is tightly bound to the substrate and that the presence of corrugation localizes the Helium atoms in the direction parallel to the substrate around the sites of a triangular lattice where 1/3 of the adsorption sites of graphite are occupied. We have calculated the energy per particle, the density profile of the monolayer and the static structure factor. We have also studied the system in the presence of a defect (vacancy or interstitial) and we report the results for the one-body density matrix.
Variational Monte Carlo calculations of He-4 adsorbed on graphite / M. Buzzacchi, D. E. Galli, L. Reatto. - In: JOURNAL OF LOW TEMPERATURE PHYSICS. - ISSN 0022-2291. - 126:1-2(2002), pp. 205-210.
|Titolo:||Variational Monte Carlo calculations of He-4 adsorbed on graphite|
GALLI, DAVIDE EMILIO (Secondo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/03 - Fisica della Materia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2002|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1013755926138|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|