Accession Number:

AD0254911

Title:

THE 7S EXCITED STATE OF THE CESIUM ATOM

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NEW YORK UNIV NY COURANT INST OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

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Report Date:

1960-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A technique has been developed for the calculation of excited state, one-electron wave functions based on the Thomas-Fermi statistical theory of the atom. The technique is applicable to heavy atoms for which Hartree type solutions are complex and difficult to obtain. The previously obtained Thomas-Fermi core potential for the cesium atom and a Heisenberg type polarization correction is used as a central field in the Schrodinger equation. Correction for penetration of the excited electrons orbital is made, and the Biermann-Lubeck approach for solving the wave equation is utilized. This allows for the inclusion of a qualitative correction for exchange. The cesium atoms 7s excited state which has not been obtained by any Hartree method is computed. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE