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Physical Review B 72,4 (2005) 045127;


The problem of the Friedel oscillations in two- and three-dimensional electron Fermi liquids is examined by means of the many-body local fields theory as aided by the most recent results of accurate numerical studies based on the quantum Monte Carlo method. Within linear response, an exact answer is obtained for the amplitude of the electron density distortion due to both short- and long-ranged impurity potentials. It is discussed how a measurement of the local environment of an impurity embedded in an otherwise homogeneous electron liquid can be used to characterize the systems as a Fermi liquid as well as to extract the magnitude of the static many-body corrections beyond the random phase approximation for wave vector equal to 2k(F).


2-dimensional electron-gas;; static response;; dimension;; charge

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