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Many-body calculation of helium ¹D–³D term intervals for 1snd (n = 12 ∼ 20) high Rydberg states

He, Liming ; Cao, Wei

In: Canadian Journal of Physics, 2006, vol. 84, no. 12, p. 1097–1106

With many-body perturbation theory, ¹D–³D term intervals of helium 1snd (n = 12 ∼ 20) configurations are calculated. Based on two different models, Rayleigh-Schrodinger perturbation expansion terms consisting of bound states only, and those of continua are evaluated, respectively. As for bound states, zeroth-order wave functions are strictly generated from self-iteration... Plus

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    Summary
    With many-body perturbation theory, ¹D–³D term intervals of helium 1snd (n = 12 ∼ 20) configurations are calculated. Based on two different models, Rayleigh-Schrodinger perturbation expansion terms consisting of bound states only, and those of continua are evaluated, respectively. As for bound states, zeroth-order wave functions are strictly generated from self-iteration solutions of the Hartree equation and residues of infinite expansion series are dealt with by the integral processing method, while a simplified hydrogen potential is adopted to get the continua. Using Rayleigh–Schrodinger expansions, we evaluate exchange energy up to third-order terms. It is found that level splittings are mainly attributed to summations over bound states. The fine-structure level splittings yielded here are found to agree quite well with experimental results.