Finite-temperature density functional theory of atoms in strong magnetic fields

Shiwei Li, J. K. Percus

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The density functional theory of atomic electrons in strong magnetic fields is generalized to finite-temperature systems. General integral formulations are developed in the format of Mermin-Kohn-Sham finite-temperature density functional theory. The lowest order of the general theory leads to a temperature-dependent extended Thomas-Fermi (TETF)-like functional, which is simple enough to be analyzed. The general theory provides a new way of calculating the equilibrium properties of many-electron systems in strong magnetic fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)323-332
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Statistical Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Apr 1990


  • Density functional
  • finite temperature
  • magnetic fields

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics


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