Heavy Rydberg states

E.M. Reinhold, W.M.G. Ubachs

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This paper discusses the nature of heavy Rydberg states, i.e. quantum states in molecular systems that are bound by the almost pure Coulomb potential between pairs of ions. A theoretical framework is developed in terms of mass-scaling laws for heavy Rydberg systems of certain reduced mass, so that the physics of electronic Rydberg states can be straightforwardly applied to heavier ion-pair systems, or any other system bound by a 1/r potential. The general description of such quantum systems is supported by an experimental investigation of the energy region near the H
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1329-1352
JournalMolecular Physics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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