Calculations of Ground-State Properties of Liquid He4 Droplets

Phys. Rev. Lett. 50, 1676 – Published 23 May 1983
V. R. Pandharipande, J. G. Zabolitzky, Steven C. Pieper, R. B. Wiringa, and U. Helmbrecht


Quantum mechanical calculations of the ground states of droplets of N atoms of He4 are reported. The calculations have been made by the variational Monte Carlo method for 4<~N<~728 and by the Green's function Monte Carlo method for 3<~N<~112. The energies, rms radii, and density distributions are reported; liquid-drop fits to the energies and radii are discussed.


  • Received 21 March 1983
  • Published in the issue dated 23 May 1983

© 1983 The American Physical Society

Authors & Affiliations

V. R. Pandharipande

  • University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801

J. G. Zabolitzky

  • Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität zu Köln, D-5000 Köln, Germany

Steven C. Pieper and R. B. Wiringa

  • Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinos 60439

U. Helmbrecht

  • Institut für Theoretische Physik, Ruhr-Universität, D-4630 Bochum, Germany

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