Polarizabilities of 3P Atoms and van der Waals Coefficients for Their Interaction with Helium Atoms

X. Chu, A. Dalgarno

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Abstract

Time-dependent density functional theory with self-interaction correction is applied to obtain the scalar and tensor dynamic polarizabilities of atoms in 3P states. The static polarizabilities are in good agreement with previous values. The dynamic polarizabilities are then used to evaluate the leading term in the long range interaction between the 3P atoms and helium. They are significant in determining the likelihood that the 3P atoms can be trapped in a helium buffer gas.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
EditorsH.H. Stroke
Pages83-91
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005

Publication series

NameAdvances in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Volume51
ISSN (Print)1049-250X

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