Numéro
J. Phys. IV France
Volume 01, Numéro C5, Décembre 1991
COLLOQUE WEYL VII
International Conference on METALS IN SOLUTION
Page(s) C5-121 - C5-125
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/jp4:1991515
COLLOQUE WEYL VII
International Conference on METALS IN SOLUTION

J. Phys. IV France 01 (1991) C5-121-C5-125

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:1991515

ELECTRON SELF-TRAPPING IN A FLUID CAPABLE OF A MEAN-FIELD PHASE TRANSITION

J.P. HERNANDEZ and L.W. MARTIN

Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3255, U.S.A.


Abstract
The conditions necessary for self-trapping of a quantum particle in a fluid are reviewed, using a mean-field model . A thermodynamic approach is used along with density functional methods. The possibility that self-trapping may nucleate a heterophase region in the fluid is discussed, emphasizing the equilibrium requirement of a pressure difference across a curved surface between coexisting phases. Numerical results for an excess electron in fluid neon are summarized.



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