Volume 55, Number 1, July 2001
|Page(s)||45 - 51|
|Section||Condensed matter: structure, mechanical and thermal properties|
|Published online||01 December 2003|
Macroscopic 2D Wigner islands
Groupe de Physique des Solides, Universités
Paris 6/Paris 7, Unité mixte du CNRS
(UMR 75 88) - 2 place Jussieu 75251 Paris Cedex, France
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 24 April 2001
In this paper we present new versatile "2D macroscopic Wigner islands" useful to investigate the various behaviors observed in mesoscopic confined systems. Our "Wigner islands" consist of electrostatically interacting charged balls with millimeter size. We have experimentally determined the ground configurations for systems of N confined particles (N=1-30) and checked the influence of the confinement and interacting potentials. The results obtained are compared with the published numerical results.
PACS: 68.65.-k – Low-dimensional, mesoscopic, and nanoscale systems: structure and nonelectronic properties / 73.21.-b – Electron states and collective excitations in multilayers, quantum wells, mesoscopic, and nanoscale systems
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