Entropic uncertainty measures for large dimensional hydrogenic systems
The entropic moments of the probability density of a quantum system in position and momentum spaces describe not only some fundamental and/or experimentally accessible quantities of the system but also the entropic uncertainty measures of Rényi type, which allow one to find the most relevant mathematical formalizations of the position-momentum Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, the entropic uncertainty relations. It is known that the solution of difficult three-dimensional problems can be very well approximated by a series development in 1/D in similar systems with a nonstandard dimensionality D; moreover, several physical quantities of numerous atomic and molecular systems have been numerically shown to have values in the large- D limit comparable to the corresponding ones provided by the three-dimensional numerical self-consistent field methods. The D-dimensional hydrogenic atom is the main prototype of the physics of multidimensional many-electron systems. In this work, we rigorously determine the leading term of the Rényi entropies of the Ddimensional hydrogenic atom at the limit of large D. As a byproduct, we show that our results saturate the known position-momentum Rényi-entropy-based uncertainty relations.
|Journal||Journal of Mathematical Physics|
Puertas-Centeno, D, Temme, N.M, Toranzo, I.V, & Dehesa, J.S. (2017). Entropic uncertainty measures for large dimensional hydrogenic systems. Journal of Mathematical Physics, 58(10). doi:10.1063/1.5006569