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The nodal boundary condition method wave functions and transition probabilities for atoms with two valence electrons

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Helliwell, Thomas M. (1963) The nodal boundary condition method wave functions and transition probabilities for atoms with two valence electrons. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:04192012-090557368

Abstract

A method is presented for computing valence atomic wave functions and transition probabilities. This method, called the "nodal boundary condition method", is a modified self-consistent-field approach to eliminate the need for calculating wave functions for the core electrons, wave functions, and transition probabilities for several atoms and ions having two valence electrons.

Various other approaches to the problem of calculating atomic wave functions are reviewed, so that the assumptions and approximations of the nodal boundary condition method may be placed in perspective. The results of the present calculations are compared in detail with previous results whenever possible applications and extensions of the method are briefly discussed.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Physics
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Christy, Robert F.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1963
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:04192012-090557368
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:04192012-090557368
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:6946
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Benjamin Perez
Deposited On:19 Apr 2012 17:19
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 04:42

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