Magnetic splitting of quasimolecular electronic states in strong fields

Johann Rafelski, Berndt M̈ller

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The heavy-ion motion in sub-Coulomb collisions generates extreme magnetic fields. The hyperfine splitting of the spin- quasimolecular electronic states in U + U is found to reach 10% of the molecular binding energy (100 keV). Also Pb+Pb and Xe+Xe collisions are considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)517-520
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jan 1 1976
Externally publishedYes


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