Polarizabilities of the Mg+ and Si3+ ions

James Mitroy, M SAFRONOVA

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    A polarization analysis of the fine-structure intervals for the n=17 Rydberg states of Mg and the n=29 states of Si2+ is performed. The coefficients of all terms in the polarization expansion up to r/8 were computed using a semiempirical single electron analysis combined with the relativistic all-order single-double method (MBPT-SD) which includes all single-double excitations from the Dirac-Fock wave functions to all orders of perturbation theory. The revised analysis yields dipole polarizabilities of a1 =35.04 (3) a.u. for Mg+ and a1 =7.433 (25) a.u. for Si3+, values only marginally larger than those obtained in a previous analysis. The polarizabilities are used to make estimates of the multiplet strength for the resonant transition for both ions. The revised analysis did see significant changes in the slopes of the polarization plots. The dipole polarizabilities from the MBPT-SD calculation, namely 35.05 (12) a.u. and 7.419 (16) a.u., are within 0.3% of the revised experimental values. � 2009 The American Physical Society.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)12513-
    JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


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