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BOUND-STATES USING THE R-MATRIX METHOD - RYDBERG STATES OF HEH

SARPAL, BK; BRANCHETT, SE; TENNYSON, J; MORGAN, LA; (1991) BOUND-STATES USING THE R-MATRIX METHOD - RYDBERG STATES OF HEH. J PHYS B-AT MOL OPT , 24 (17) 3685 - 3699.

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Abstract

A method is presented for adapting scattering calculations performed with the molecular R-matrix method to find bound states based on the atomic method of Seaton. Quantum defect theory is used to determine initial energy grids and to determine whether all the bound states have been located. This method is particularly suited to the Rydberg states of electron plus molecular ion systems. We calculate and assign the lowest 33 electronic states of the HeH molecule. Previously only 14 of the lowest (n < 5) bound states have been fully characterized, with several states omitted. We suggest that the omitted states give rise to some of the observed but previously unexplained weak transitions. Vibrational motion is included in our calculations within the adiabatic approximations. Effects arising from short-range correlations and nuclear motion are shown to be very significant for the lowest electronic states. Transition energies amongst the excited states agree with accurate spectroscopic determinations to better than 50 cm-1.

Type:Article
Title:BOUND-STATES USING THE R-MATRIX METHOD - RYDBERG STATES OF HEH
Keywords:DIPOLE TRANSITION MOMENTS, HELIUM HYDRIDE, EMISSION-SPECTRUM, CONFIGURATION INTERACTION, OPACITY CALCULATIONS, ELECTRONIC STATES, MOLECULAR ION, ATOMIC DATA, BANDS, C2-SIGMA+
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy

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