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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 1 — Jan. 10, 2011
  • pp: 010204–

Spectral fine structure of the atomic ground states based on full relativistic theory

Zhenghe Zhu and Yongjian Tang  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 9, Issue 1, pp. 010204- (2011)


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Abstract

We focus on the full relativistic quantum mechanical calculations from boron to fluorine atoms with electronic configuration of 1s22s22pn (n = 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5), where 1s22s2 is the closed shell and 2pn is the open shell. Their active electrons in the open shell occupy all the six spinors as far as possible. Therefore, we suggest a new rule called "maximum probability" for the full symmetry group relativistic theory. Furthermore, the spectral fine structure of the atomic ground states based on the full relativistic theory and their intervals of L-S splitting are all reasonable. It is impossible to calculate the L-S splitting through non-relativistic quantum mechanics. The relativistic effect of atomic mass is increased significantly by about 12 folds from boron atom to fluorine atom.

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OCIS Codes
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(300.6210) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, atomic
(300.6320) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, high-resolution

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Zhenghe Zhu and Yongjian Tang, "Spectral fine structure of the atomic ground states based on full relativistic theory," Chin. Opt. Lett. 9, 010204- (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-9-1-010204


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