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I am a Senior Research Scientist at the School of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology. I have carried out theoretical research in the area of small, finite size systems at the intersection of Atomic and Molecular physics (trapped ultracold atoms and ions), Condensed Matter Physics (quantum dots, metal clusters, and graphene nanostructures), quantum chemical methods applied outside traditional Chemistry (unrestricted Hartree-Fock, Configuration Interaction), and Nuclear Many-Body Physics (second RPA and methodology of symmetry breaking and restoration). My current project: Wigner molecules in (1) ultracold atoms and (2) double-quantum-dot qubits.

Email: constantine.yannouleas [AT] physics.gatech.edu

LATEST RESEARCH ACTIVITY (SINCE 2021):

    1. C. Yannouleas and U. Landman,
      Exact closed-form analytic wave functions in two dimensions: Contact-interacting  fermionic spinful ultracold atoms in a rapidly rotating trap,
      Letter, Phys. Rev. Research 3, L032028 (2021),
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      Using computer symbolic language and numerical exact diagonalization, the authors derive closed-form exact analytical solutions for two-dimensional spinful hard-core-repelling fermions under fractional quantum-Hall conditions, exhibiting intrinsic structure of Wigner molecules and spin anatomy of quantum skyrmions.

    2. C.Yannouleas, with J.A. Sheikh, J. Dobaczewski, P. Ring, and L.M. Robledo,
      Symmetry restoration in mean-field approaches,
      J. Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys. 48, 123001 (2021) (Topical review) [110 pages].
      A review of Symmetry Breaking & Restoration in both nuclei and condensed-matter nanosystems (e.g., quantum dots).
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      Wigner-molecule isomers [(2,7) and (1,8)] in a circular parabolic quantum dot with N=9 electrons (from Fig. 20 in Sec. 7).
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    3. C. Yannouleas and U. Landman,
      Wigner molecules and hybrid qubits,
      Letter, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 34, 21LT01 (2022).
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    4. C. Yannouleas and U. Landman,
      Molecular formations and spectra due to electron correlations in three-electron hybrid double-well qubits.
      Phys. Rev. B 105, 205302 (2022) [14 pages].
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    WIGNER MOLECULES: REVIEW ARTICLES

    • C. Yannouleas and U. Landman,
    SYMMETRY BREAKING AND QUANTUM CORRELATIONS IN FINITE SYSTEMS:
    STUDIES OF QUANTUM DOTS AND ULTRACOLD BOSE GASES AND RELATED
    NUCLEAR AND CHEMICAL METHODS,
    Rep. Prog. Phys. 70 (2007) pp. 2067-2148
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    • C. Yannouleas and U. Landman,
    ELECTRON AND BOSON CLUSTERS IN CONFINED GEOMETRIES: SYMMETRY
    BREAKING IN QUANTUM DOTS AND HARMONIC TRAPS,
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (USA) 103 (2006) pp. 10600 – 10605 (Special Feature)
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    • C. Yannouleas,
    For an up-to-date (end of 2020) review of the literature on Wigner molecules and strong e-e interactions, see Sec. 7 in publication No. 111 above
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    Unrestricted Hartree-Fock electron density in a parabolic quantum dot for the case of 19 electrons at zero magnetic field, exhibiting breaking of the circular symmetry and formation of a Wigner crystallite (or Wigner molecule). For details, see publication No. 68 at this URL
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    Last Updated: May 3, 2022, 11:04 am EST