Citation

Nw. Zheng et al., Theoretical study on regularity of changes in quantum defects in Rydberg state series of many-valence electron atoms within WBEPM theory, INT J QUANT, 81(3), 2001, pp. 232-237

Citations number

18

Language

INGLESE

art.tipo

Article

Categorie Soggetti

Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics

Journal title

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUANTUM CHEMISTRY

ISSN journal

0020-7608
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Volume

81

Issue

3

Year of publication

2001

Pages

232 - 237

Database

ISI

SICI code

0020-7608(20010120)81:3<232:TSOROC>2.0.ZU;2-W

Abstract

Within the scheme of the weakest bound electron potential model theory, the
regularity of changes in quantum defects in 40 "spectrum-level-like series
" of several many-valence electron atoms of the third period was studied. T
he n-delta curves of the 40 spectrum-level-like series could be classified
into three types; for all such series the quantum defects delta could be ex
panded as a polynomial of the principal quantum number n in a spectrum-leve
l-like series. With regularity, the level energies of high Rydberg states i
n a series can be predicted accurately. By carefully studying and explainin
g the three types of 40 n-delta curves, the conclusion was reached: the typ
e of the n-delta curve, i.e., the regularity of changes in quantum defects
in a spectrum-level-like series, was determined by both the energy level an
d the azimuthal quantum number l of the weakest bound electron. (C) 2001 Jo
hn Wiley & Sons, Inc.