Hartree-Fock studies of atoms in strong magnetic fields

Matthew D. Jones, Gerardo Ortiz, David M. Ceperley

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We present comprehensive calculations of the electronic structure of selected first-row atoms in uniform magnetic fields of strength ≤ 1010 G, within a flexible implementation of the Hartree-Fock formalism. Ground-state and low-lying excited state properties are presented for first-row atoms He, Li, C, and ion H-. We predict and describe a series of ground-state quantum transitions as a function of magnetic field strength. Due to its astrophysical importance, highly excited states of neutral He are also computed. Comparisons are made with previous works, where available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-231
Number of pages13
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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