High-accuracy calculations of the lowest eleven Rydberg2P states of the Li atom

Saeed Nasiri, Toreniyaz Shomenov, Sergiy Bubin, Ludwik Adamowicz

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Abstract

Highly accurate calculations are reported for the eleven lowest states of the2 P Rydberg series (1s2 np1, n = 2, ⋯, 12) of the lithium atom. The nonrelativistic wave functions of the states are expanded in terms of up to 16 000 all-electron explicitly correlated Gaussian (ECG) basis functions. The ECG exponential parameters are variationally optimized using a method that employs the analytical energy gradient determined for the parameters. The finite-nuclear-mass effects of the6Li and7Li isotopes are explicitly included in the nonrelativistic variational calculations. The results also include the leading relativistic and quantum electrodynamics energy corrections computed using the framework of perturbation theory. The calculated interstate transition energies are compared with the available experimental data. The6Li-7Li isotope shifts of the transition energies are determined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number085003
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Volume54
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2021

Keywords

  • Rydberg spectrum of lithium atom
  • all-electron explicitly correlated Gaussian function
  • relativistic corrections for few-electron atoms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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