An finite-nuclear-mass (FNM) approach is employed to describe the magnetic orbit-orbit interaction of the electrons and the nucleus orbiting around the center of mass of the helium atom in 1S and 1P Rydberg states. The calculations are performed using explicitly correlated Gaussian functions to expand the states’ wave functions. The non-linear parameters of the Gaussians are optimized using a variational approach employing the analytical energy gradient. An FNM and INM (infinite-nuclear-mass) approaches are used in the optimization and compared.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry