Electron affinities, excitation energies and ionization potentials of the transition metals (I) Sc and Ti
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The electron affinities of the Sc and Ti atoms have been obtained by configuration interaction calculations. Energy convergence with respect to the systematic expansion of both the one-electron basis set and the configuration space was investigated for valence electrons, and the inclusion of correlation contributions from core electrons and relativistic effects gave the electron affinities of 0.181 eV and 0.163 eV for Sc and Ti, respectively. These are in excellent agreement with the observed values of 0.189 ± 0.020 eV and 0.080 eV. The same approach was applied for the first excited states and positive ions of both atoms. Excellent agreement with the experimental results was also obtained for these states.
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