Accurate variational calculations of the ground 2P o(1s 22s 22p) and excited 2S(1s 22s2p 2) and 2P o(1s 22s 23p) states of singly ionized carbon atom

Sergiy Bubin, Ludwik Adamowicz

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In this article we report accurate nonrelativistic variational calculations of the ground and two excited states of C + ion. We employ extended and well optimized basis sets of all-electron explicitly correlated Gaussians to represent the wave functions of the states. The optimization of the basis functions is performed with a procedure employing the analytic gradient of the energy with respect to the nonlinear parameters of the Gaussians. The calculations explicitly include the effects due to the finite nuclear mass. The calculated transition energies between the three states are compared to the experimentally derived values. Finally, we present expectation values of some small positive and negative powers of the interparticle distances and contact densities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number214104
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number21
StatePublished - Dec 7 2011

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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