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Title: Fermions in infinite dimensions with hard-sphere interactions

Abstract

When examining the many body problem with interactions, it is useful to study a concrete model which is simple enough so that the validity of a given method can be assessed, such as hard-core systems, since hard cores can be used as a reference system for a perturbative expansion for potentials with repulsive cores. The partition function for a hard-core fluid, when expanded in terms of the Mayer f-functions, results in integrals that can be interpreted diagrammatically, and the number of diagrams increases rapidly. A way of organizing these diagrams is then of interest; one approach is to do so in terms of the dimensionality. Going to the limit of infinite dimensions shows which diagrams are more important from a dimensional stand-point. Classically, it has been found that {beta}P = {rho} + (1/2)v{rho}{sup 2}. The current work extends the treatment to fermions. Because the Partition Function is a trace in the quantum mechanical case, it corresponds to particles being created t a given momentum, scattered by other particles, and then annihiliated at the points they were created. Because of the trace, all of the diagrams are closed, and are analogous to vacuum field fluctuations. When the Grand Partition Function ismore » interpreted diagrammatically in this way, the effects of the quantum extensions appear as diagrammatic additions to the classical fugacity expansion diagrams of the equation of state. Since the potential energy terms are singular, the ladder diagrams are summed over to achieve an integral equation in which the magnitude of the potential interaction is absent.« less

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New York Univ., NY (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5666435
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Thesis/Dissertation
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Other Information: Thesis (Ph. D.)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; PARTICLE INTERACTIONS; MANY-BODY PROBLEM; ANNIHILATION; DIAGRAMS; EQUATIONS OF STATE; FERMIONS; HARD-CORE POTENTIAL; INTEGRALS; PARTICLE PRODUCTION; PARTITION FUNCTIONS; PERTURBATION THEORY; POTENTIALS; QUANTUM MECHANICS; SCATTERING; WAVE FUNCTIONS; BASIC INTERACTIONS; ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERACTIONS; EQUATIONS; FUNCTIONS; INTERACTIONS; MECHANICS; NUCLEAR POTENTIAL; 645201* - High Energy Physics- Particle Interactions & Properties-Theoretical- General & Scattering Theory

Citation Formats

Jensen, K L. Fermions in infinite dimensions with hard-sphere interactions. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Jensen, K L. Fermions in infinite dimensions with hard-sphere interactions. United States.
Jensen, K L. Fri . "Fermions in infinite dimensions with hard-sphere interactions". United States.
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