Accession Number:

AD0253288

Title:

POTENTIAL ENERGY CURVES FOR THE X SUPER 1 SIGMA SUB G SUPER PLUS AND B SUPER 1 SIGMA SUB U SUPER PLUS STATE OF HYDROGEN

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MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK INST FOR MOLECULAR PHYSICS

Report Date:

1961-03-27

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The recently reported accurate data of Herzberg and Howe have been used to calculate the potential energy curves for the X1 g and B1 u states of hydrogen by the Rydberg-Klein-Rees RKR method. The results are compared with the results of the quantum calculations of Kolos and Roothaan and Dalgarno and Lynn. The agreement is good in fact, the interaction energy obtained by Dalgarno and Lynn for the ground state agrees with the RKR values to within 2 in the region where the two curves overlap. The rotational predissociation observed in the v equal to the 14 level of the X1 g state is discussed. It appears as if there exists here the unusual case of a sharp spectral line associated with a state which is very close in energy to the maximum of a potential barrier. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE