Selfconsistent GW0 results for the electron gas: Fixed screened potential W0 within the randomphase approximation
(1996) In Physical Review B 54. Abstract
 With the aim of properly understanding the basis for and the utility of manybody perturbation theory as applied to extended metallic systems, we have calculated the electronic selfenergy of the homogeneous electron gas within the GW approximation. The calculation has been carried out in a selfconsistent way; i.e., the oneelectron Green function obtained from Dyson’s equation is the same as that used to calculate the selfenergy. The selfconsistency is restricted in the sense that the screened interaction W is kept fixed and equal to that of the randomphase approximation for the gas. We have found that the final results are marginally affected by the broadening of the quasiparticles, and that their selfconsistent energies are still... (More)
 With the aim of properly understanding the basis for and the utility of manybody perturbation theory as applied to extended metallic systems, we have calculated the electronic selfenergy of the homogeneous electron gas within the GW approximation. The calculation has been carried out in a selfconsistent way; i.e., the oneelectron Green function obtained from Dyson’s equation is the same as that used to calculate the selfenergy. The selfconsistency is restricted in the sense that the screened interaction W is kept fixed and equal to that of the randomphase approximation for the gas. We have found that the final results are marginally affected by the broadening of the quasiparticles, and that their selfconsistent energies are still close to their freeelectron counterparts as they are in nonselfconsistent calculations. The reduction in strength of the quasiparticles and the development of satellite structure (plasmons) gives, however, a markedly smaller dynamical selfenergy leading to, e.g., a smaller reduction in the quasiparticle strength as compared to nonselfconsistent results. The relatively bad description of plasmon structure within the nonselfconsistent GW approximation is marginally improved. A first attempt at including W in the selfconsistency cycle leads to an even broader and structureless satellite spectrum in disagreement with experiment. (Less)
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 von Barth, Ulf ^{LU} and Holm, Bengt
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 1996
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 Physical Review B
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 54
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 8411
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 American Physical Society
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 1550235X
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 10.1103/PhysRevB.54.8411
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