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Electronic Structure Calculation for N-Electron Quantum Dots

S. A. McCarthy
Organization: University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia
J. B. Wang
Organization: The University of Western Australia
Department: Physics
Paul Abbott
Organization: University of Western Australia
Department: Physics
URL: http://www.uwa.edu.au/people/paul.c.abbott
Journal / Anthology

Computer Physics Communications
Year: 2001
Volume: 141
Page range: 175-204

The Hartree-Fock method for calculating the electronic structure of N-electron quantum dot systems was implemented in Mathematica using an easily-understood modular code. Calculations were performed for quantum dot systems containing up to N = 18 electrons. The energy spectra obtained are in good agreement with those previously calculated using density functional theory. Qualitative agreement with an experimental spectrum is also obtained.

*Science > Physics > Quantum Physics

Hartree-Fock method, quantum dot, artificial atom, electronic structure