Solution of the dirac equation for strong external fields

Berndt Müller, Heinrich Peitz, Johann Rafelski, Walter Greiner

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Abstract

The 1s bound state of superheavy atoms and molecules reaches a binding energy of -2mc2 at 169. It is shown that the K shell is still localized in r space even beyond this critical proton number and that it has a width Γ (several keV large) which is a positron escape width for ionized K shells. The suggestion is made that this effect can be observed in the collision of very heavy ions (superheavy molecules) during the collision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1235-1238
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume28
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - 1972
Externally publishedYes

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Solution of the dirac equation for strong external fields. / Müller, Berndt; Peitz, Heinrich; Rafelski, Johann; Greiner, Walter.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 28, No. 19, 1972, p. 1235-1238.

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Müller, Berndt ; Peitz, Heinrich ; Rafelski, Johann ; Greiner, Walter. / Solution of the dirac equation for strong external fields. In: Physical Review Letters. 1972 ; Vol. 28, No. 19. pp. 1235-1238.
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