QUANTUM MECHANICAL CALCULATION OF THE HELIUM MOLECULE.
AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY BOSTON MASS
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On the basis of the localized pairs method, two configurations of the helium molecule are treated one is composed of atoms in the ground state, and the other is composed of one ground-state and one excited atom. In the first case, the dependence of the repulsive potential of the two atoms on the internuclear distance permits the conclusion that one atom cannot come closer than 2 Bohr radii to the other. In the second case, the investigation shows that the helium molecule can be relatively stable if one atom is in the ground state and the other is in an excited state. This stable state corresponds to a binding energy of -23.4 kcalmol and an internuclear distance D 4 Bohr radii. Author
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
- Quantum Theory and Relativity