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Electron radius r_s

  1. Sep 14, 2010 #1
    I am looking for data on the coefficient [tex]r_s[/tex], which is related to the radius of a sphere such that, for a given density of electrons, there is one electron pers sphere on average.

    I have seen it expressed as [tex]r_s = r/a_0[/tex] where r is the radius of the sphere and [tex]a_0[/tex] is the bohr radius. Does the coefficient have a name? Is there a resource online for reading up on it?
     
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  3. Sep 14, 2010 #2

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    That parameter is named Seitz radius. It is mainly used in publications dealing with the homogeneous electron gas (e.g., derivations for density functionals).
     
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