### Abstract

We use Monte Carlo (MC) simulations to study the Coulomb forces that drive individual electrons in a two-dimensional normal electron fluid and a Wigner crystal. These forces have been previously shown to determine many-electron magnetoconductivity and cyclotron resonance of nondegenerate electron systems; they are also known to provide an important characteristic of the dynamics of particles that form a fluid. We have calculated the moments of the force distribution that are relevant for electron transport, which will permit a quantitative comparison of the many-electron transport theory with experiment. We have investigated the shape of the force distribution. Far tails of the distribution were analyzed by combining the method of optimal fluctuation with MC calculations, and the results were compared with direct MC results.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 16272-16279 |

Number of pages | 8 |

Journal | Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics |

Volume | 55 |

Issue number | 24 |

Publication status | Published - 1997 Jun 15 |

Externally published | Yes |

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*Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics*,

*55*(24), 16272-16279.

**Internal forces in nondegenerate two-dimensional electron systems.** / Fang-Yen, Christopher; Dykman, M. I.; Lea, M. J.

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*Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics*, vol. 55, no. 24, pp. 16272-16279.

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T1 - Internal forces in nondegenerate two-dimensional electron systems

AU - Fang-Yen, Christopher

AU - Dykman, M. I.

AU - Lea, M. J.

PY - 1997/6/15

Y1 - 1997/6/15

N2 - We use Monte Carlo (MC) simulations to study the Coulomb forces that drive individual electrons in a two-dimensional normal electron fluid and a Wigner crystal. These forces have been previously shown to determine many-electron magnetoconductivity and cyclotron resonance of nondegenerate electron systems; they are also known to provide an important characteristic of the dynamics of particles that form a fluid. We have calculated the moments of the force distribution that are relevant for electron transport, which will permit a quantitative comparison of the many-electron transport theory with experiment. We have investigated the shape of the force distribution. Far tails of the distribution were analyzed by combining the method of optimal fluctuation with MC calculations, and the results were compared with direct MC results.

AB - We use Monte Carlo (MC) simulations to study the Coulomb forces that drive individual electrons in a two-dimensional normal electron fluid and a Wigner crystal. These forces have been previously shown to determine many-electron magnetoconductivity and cyclotron resonance of nondegenerate electron systems; they are also known to provide an important characteristic of the dynamics of particles that form a fluid. We have calculated the moments of the force distribution that are relevant for electron transport, which will permit a quantitative comparison of the many-electron transport theory with experiment. We have investigated the shape of the force distribution. Far tails of the distribution were analyzed by combining the method of optimal fluctuation with MC calculations, and the results were compared with direct MC results.

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VL - 55

SP - 16272

EP - 16279

JO - Physical Review B-Condensed Matter

JF - Physical Review B-Condensed Matter

SN - 1098-0121

IS - 24

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