The European Physical Journal D

, 70:190

Calculation of resonance states of positronic lithium atom*

Regular Article

DOI: 10.1140/epjd/e2016-70152-3

Cite this article as:
Yamashita, T. & Kino, Y. Eur. Phys. J. D (2016) 70: 190. doi:10.1140/epjd/e2016-70152-3
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  1. Topical Issue: Advances in Positron and Electron Scattering


Feshbach resonance states of positronic lithium atom are precisely calculated with a Gaussian expansion method. By adopting a Lorentzian formula for density of state, resonance energies and widths are systematically determined from series of energy levels calculated by a real scaling method. We identify Feshbach resonance states between Li (2p) + e+ and Li (4s) + e+ thresholds and the results are in good agreement with previous works with the real scaling method and complex scaling method. Our results of a dipole series of resonances supported by ion-dipole interaction of Li+-Ps (n = 2), whose existence has been pointed out by previous works, show a good agreement with the latest calculation with a complex scaling calculation. We point out that an accuracy of the model potential for the electron and positron from the atomic ion is significant for the positronic atom formation process.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan

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