High excited states of dipole-bound anions of polar diatomic molecules

L. Adamowicz, E. A. McCullough

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Stationary nucleus. Koopmans' theorem level calculations of the electron binding energies in excited state anions of several polar diatomic molecules have been performed. Binding energies as small as 5 × 10-8 eV (for the fifth) excited state of MgO-) were obtained. The results indicate that catastrophic breakdown of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation should be observable in the second excited state of LiF-.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)72-76
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 18 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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