The accuracy of the Hartree-Fock approximation for quantum dots

N. F. Johnson, M. Reina

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The authors investigate the accuracy of the Hartree-Fock (HF) and Hartree (H) approximations for calculating energies in an N-electron quantum dot. The HF and H energies calculated from an analytically solvable model Hamiltonian are compared to exact energy solutions. The HF and H approximations become less accurate with increasing number of electrons, decreasing magnetic field, increasing dot size and increasing electron-electron interaction strength. The dependence on electron number is contrary to the well known infinite electron gas result.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number003
Pages (from-to)L623-L628
JournalJournal of Physics: Condensed Matter
Issue number47
StatePublished - Dec 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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