Magneto-electric response functions for simple atomic systems
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Published online: 25 November 2011
We consider a simple atomic two-body bound state system that is overall charge neutral and placed in a static electric and magnetic field, and calculate the magneto-electric response function as a function of frequency. This is done from first principles using a two-particle Hamiltonian for both an harmonic oscillator and Coulomb binding potential. In the high frequency limit, the response function falls off as 1/ω2 whilst at low frequencies it tends to a constant value.
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