Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 11, Issue 3–4, pp 301–319 | Cite as

Theory of dilute solutions of3He in superfluid4He. I. Perturbation theory in a nonorthogonal basis

  • Russell H. Kulas
  • William J. Mullin


A new procedure is presented which enables the development of perturbative expansions for the energies and transition amplitudes in systems described by nonorthogonal basis functions. The procedure is based upon defining a new metric matrix, that is, by redefining the quantum-mechanical scalar product. The results justify certain previous applications of the Schmidt orthogonalization method. It is shown that the same results can be obtained using Löwdin orthogonalization. While the procedure was developed for application with the correlated basis function (CBF) approach to dilute3He-4He solutions, it can be applied in any nonorthogonality situation.


Basis Function Perturbation Theory Magnetic Material Scalar Product Transition Amplitude 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Russell H. Kulas
    • 1
  • William J. Mullin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and Physical ScienceQuinnipiac CollegeHamden
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of MassachusettsAmherst

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