International Conference on METALS IN SOLUTION
J. Phys. IV France 01 (1991) C5-121-C5-125
ELECTRON SELF-TRAPPING IN A FLUID CAPABLE OF A MEAN-FIELD PHASE TRANSITIONJ.P. HERNANDEZ and L.W. MARTIN
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3255, U.S.A.
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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