Structure of multielectron bubbles in liquid helium

Kenneth W.K. Shung*, Feng Li Lin

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We present a detailed density-functional calculation for multielectron bubbles with charges z50. The calculation is similar to that for metal clusters, but we found no obvious shell structure in the charged bubbles. The exchange-correlation interaction has the important effect of reducing the bubble radius and, hence, enhances its stability. A simple but useful analysis is introduced, which explains the calculated results and could also work for large-z bubbles. The calculated mobilities of bubbles agree well with the measured values but, quite surprisingly, the results indicate that the z=3 bubbles have not been observed experimentally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7491-7494
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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