Localized states in the chaotic Ce atom Academic Article uri icon


  • In Ref. [1],predictions of the Wigner ensemble [2] of banded random matrices are compared with the results obtained in a model of the Ce atom. In particular, it is shown that, in the basis of single-electron orbitals ar- ranged in increasing order of the corresponding energies, the eigenstates of Ce are localized(see Fig. 12 of Ref. [1]). This finding, although in agreement with recent predic- tions [3—8] contradicts the widely accepted expectation that the eigenstates of time-independent strongly chaotic systems are generically extended [9], and therefore it is important. On the …

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  • January 1, 1995