In this work we prove that the one-body position operator for periodic systems that we have recently proposed [Phys. Rev. B 99, 205144 (2019)] is unique modulo a phase factor and an additive constant. The proof uses several general physical constraints that a periodic one-body position operator should satisfy. We show that these constraints are sufficient to uniquely define a position operator that is compatible with periodic boundary conditions.

Unique one-body position operator for periodic systems

Angeli, C;
2022

Abstract

In this work we prove that the one-body position operator for periodic systems that we have recently proposed [Phys. Rev. B 99, 205144 (2019)] is unique modulo a phase factor and an additive constant. The proof uses several general physical constraints that a periodic one-body position operator should satisfy. We show that these constraints are sufficient to uniquely define a position operator that is compatible with periodic boundary conditions.
2022
Evangelisti, S; Abu-Shoga, F; Angeli, C; Bendazzoli, Gl; Berger, Ja
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