Dispersion interactions of the ground and resonantly excited states of Cu and Ag with a number of buffer gases are determined. The valence excitation spectrum was calculated by diagonalizing a semiempirical Hamiltonian in a large-dimension single-electron basis. The core made a significant contribution to the C6 and C8 dispersion coefficients for both copper and silver. Oscillator strengths and static scalar and tensor polarizabilities are given for some of the low-lying states. � 2008 The American Physical Society.
|Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
|Published - 2008