Spectrum of helium at high pressures
Department of Physics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada K1N 6N5
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Published online: 10 December 2002
The effect of high pressures on an atom is frequently simulated by enclosing the atom in an impenetrable spherical box. The spectrum of such a confined helium atom placed at the centre of a spherical box is investigated. A model potential is used to calculate the energies of twelve excited states and thereby the transition wavelengths for a range of values of the radius of the confining sphere. Applications of results are discussed.
PACS: 32.30.-r – Atomic spectra / 32.70.Jz – Line shapes, widths, and shifts / 31.70.Dk – Environmental and solvent effects / 52.25.Os – Emission, absorption, and scattering of electromagnetic radiation
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2003