Long range interactions of the Mg+ and Ca+ ions

James Mitroy, Jun-Yi Zhang

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    The polarizabilities of the low lying states of the Mg+ and Ca+ ions are evaluated by diagonalizing the semi-empirical Hamiltonians in a large dimension single electron basis. The quadrupole moment of the metastable 3d state Ca+ is also calculated and is within 1% of a recent experimental value while being 5% smaller than some large ab-initio calculations. In addition, the long range dispersion coefficients for these ions interacting with a number of atoms are given. Oscillator strengths are also given and generally agree with the most sophisticated ab-initio calculations. The polarizabilities and dispersion coefficients can be used to estimate the frequency shifts of the Ca+ 4s ? 3d clock transition due to background electric fields and also collisions with a buffer gas. � 2007 EDP Sciences/Societ�taliana di Fisica/Springer-Verlag.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)415-424
    Number of pages10
    JournalEuropean Physical Journal D
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


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