Electronic structure calculation for N-electron quantum dots

S. A. McCarthy, J. B. Wang*, P. C. Abbott

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The Hartree-Fock method for calculating the electronic structure of N-electron quantum dot systems was implemented in Mathematica using an easily understood modular code. Calculations were performed for quantum dot systems containing up to N=18 electrons. The energy spectra obtained are in good agreement with those previously calculated using density functional theory. Qualitative agreement with an experimental spectrum is also obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-204
Number of pages30
JournalComputer Physics Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Artificial atom
  • Electronic structure
  • Hartree-Fock method
  • Quantum dot


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