TY - JOUR

T1 - Fundamental vibrational transitions of the H3 e H4 e+ and L7 iH+ ions calculated without assuming the Born-Oppenheimer approximation and with including leading relativistic corrections

AU - Stanke, Monica

AU - Bubin, Sergiy

AU - Adamowicz, Ludwik

PY - 2009/6/2

Y1 - 2009/6/2

N2 - Very accurate variational calculations of the fundamental pure vibrational transitions of the H3 e H4 e+ and L7 iH+ ions are performed within the framework that does not assume the Born-Oppenheimer (BO) approximation. The non-BO wave functions expanded in terms of one-center explicitly correlated Gaussian functions multiplied by even powers of the internuclear distance are used to calculate the leading relativistic corrections. Up to 10000 Gaussian functions are used for each state. It is shown that the experimental H3 e H4 e+ fundamental transitions is reproduced within 0.06 cm-1 by the calculations. A similar precision is expected for the calculated, but still unmeasured, fundamental transition of L7 iH+. Thus, three-electron diatomic systems are calculated with a similar accuracy as two-electron systems.

AB - Very accurate variational calculations of the fundamental pure vibrational transitions of the H3 e H4 e+ and L7 iH+ ions are performed within the framework that does not assume the Born-Oppenheimer (BO) approximation. The non-BO wave functions expanded in terms of one-center explicitly correlated Gaussian functions multiplied by even powers of the internuclear distance are used to calculate the leading relativistic corrections. Up to 10000 Gaussian functions are used for each state. It is shown that the experimental H3 e H4 e+ fundamental transitions is reproduced within 0.06 cm-1 by the calculations. A similar precision is expected for the calculated, but still unmeasured, fundamental transition of L7 iH+. Thus, three-electron diatomic systems are calculated with a similar accuracy as two-electron systems.

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U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevA.79.060501

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevA.79.060501

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:66649085788

SN - 1050-2947

VL - 79

JO - Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

JF - Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

IS - 6

M1 - 060501

ER -