Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics Seminar

The helium dimer

Professor George Rawitscher
Physics Department
University of Connecticut

Because of the weak attraction between two He atoms, the He dimer, as well as the trimer have interesting properties of current interest. The binding energy of the dimer is only of the order of 10-7 eV, and the wave function extends to large distances (several thousand atomic units). For this reason accurate computational methods are required. Our integral equation method has recently been extended to apply to negative energies, and the properties of the He dimer have been re-examined, as will be described.

Monday, October 3, 2005
4:00 PM
Gant Science Complex
Physics Department
Room P121

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