## Rigorous upper bound for the persistent current in systems with toroidal geometry

##### Abstract

It is shown that the absolute value of the persistent current in a system with toroidal geometry is rigorously less than or equal to eħNα/4πmr02, where N is the number of electrons, r0-2= 〈ri-2〉 is the equilibrium average of the inverse of the square of the distance of an electron from an axis threading the torus, and α≤1 is a positive constant, related to the azimuthal dependence of the density. This result is valid in three and two dimensions for arbitrary interactions, impurity potentials, and magnetic fields.

##### Citation

Phys. Rev. B 51, 2612-2615 (1995)