The positronium negative ion: Classical properties and semiclassical quantization
the Physics of Complex Systems, Nöthnitzer
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Published online: 15 August 2001
Properties of collinear and planar periodic orbits for the positronium negative ion are examined with respect to the possibilities for semiclassical quantization. In contrast to other two-electron atomic systems as helium and H- the relevant orbits for quantization are fully stable and permit a full torus quantization. However, for lower excitations the area of stability in phase-space is too small for a reliable torus quantization. Instead, a quasi-separability of the three-body system is used to apply effective one-dimensional (WKB) quantization.
PACS: 36.10.-k – Exotic atoms and molecules (containing mesons, muons, and other unusual particles) / 31.50.+w – Excited states / 03.65.Sq – Semiclassical theories and applications
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