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Title: Correlation effects in partially ionized mass asymmetric electron-hole plasmas

Abstract

The effects of strong Coulomb correlations in dense three-dimensional electron-hole plasmas are studied by means of unbiased direct path integral Monte Carlo simulations. The formation and dissociation of bound states, such as excitons and biexcitons, is analyzed and the density-temperature region of their appearance is identified. At high density, the Mott transition to the fully ionized metallic state (electron-hole liquid) is detected. Particular attention is paid to the influence of the hole to electron mass ratio M on the properties of the plasma. Above a critical value of about M=80 formation of a hole Coulomb crystal was recently verified [Bonitz et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 235006 (2005)] which is supported by additional results. Results are related to the excitonic phase diagram of intermediate valent Tm[Se,Te], where large values of M have been observed experimentally.

Authors:
; ;  [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Institute for High Energy Density, Russian Academy of Sciences, Izhorskaya 13/19, Moscow 127412 (Russian Federation)
  2. Institut fuer Physik, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universitaet Greifswald, Domstrasse 10a, D-17489 Greifswald (Germany)
  3. Institut fuer Theoretische Physik und Astrophysik, Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet zu Kiel, Leibnizstrasse 15, 24098 Kiel (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21072406
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. E, Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics; Journal Volume: 75; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.75.036401; (c) 2007 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ASYMMETRY; BOUND STATE; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; CORRELATIONS; CRYSTALS; DENSITY; DISSOCIATION; ELECTRONS; EXCITONS; HOLES; MASS; MONTE CARLO METHOD; PATH INTEGRALS; PHASE DIAGRAMS; SOLID-STATE PLASMA; THULIUM COMPOUNDS; VALENCE

Citation Formats

Filinov, V. S., Fortov, V. E., Levashov, P., Fehske, H., and Bonitz, M. Correlation effects in partially ionized mass asymmetric electron-hole plasmas. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVE.75.036401.
Filinov, V. S., Fortov, V. E., Levashov, P., Fehske, H., & Bonitz, M. Correlation effects in partially ionized mass asymmetric electron-hole plasmas. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVE.75.036401.
Filinov, V. S., Fortov, V. E., Levashov, P., Fehske, H., and Bonitz, M. Thu . "Correlation effects in partially ionized mass asymmetric electron-hole plasmas". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVE.75.036401.
@article{osti_21072406,
title = {Correlation effects in partially ionized mass asymmetric electron-hole plasmas},
author = {Filinov, V. S. and Fortov, V. E. and Levashov, P. and Fehske, H. and Bonitz, M.},
abstractNote = {The effects of strong Coulomb correlations in dense three-dimensional electron-hole plasmas are studied by means of unbiased direct path integral Monte Carlo simulations. The formation and dissociation of bound states, such as excitons and biexcitons, is analyzed and the density-temperature region of their appearance is identified. At high density, the Mott transition to the fully ionized metallic state (electron-hole liquid) is detected. Particular attention is paid to the influence of the hole to electron mass ratio M on the properties of the plasma. Above a critical value of about M=80 formation of a hole Coulomb crystal was recently verified [Bonitz et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 235006 (2005)] which is supported by additional results. Results are related to the excitonic phase diagram of intermediate valent Tm[Se,Te], where large values of M have been observed experimentally.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVE.75.036401},
journal = {Physical Review. E, Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics},
number = 3,
volume = 75,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Mar 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Thu Mar 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}