Density functional theory investigation of two-dimensional dipolar fermions in a harmonic trap

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TOFFOLİ H., Abedinpour S. H. , TANATAR B.

27th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics (LT), Buenos Aires, Argentina, 6 - 13 August 2014, vol.568 identifier identifier


We investigate the behavior of polarized dipolar fermions in a two-dimensional harmonic trap in the framework of the density functional theory (DFT) formalism using the local density approximation. We treat only a few particles interacting moderately. Important results were deduced concerning key characteristics of the system such as total energy and particle density. Our results indicate that, at variance with Coulombic systems, the exchange-correlation component was found to provide a large contribution to the total energy for a large range of interaction strengths and particle numbers. In addition, the density profiles of the dipoles are shown to display important features around the origin that is not possible to capture by earlier, simpler treatments of such systems.