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Author Parker, G. W. ♦ Memory, J. D.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS ♦ HYDROGEN ♦ MAGNETIC SUSCEPTIBILITY ♦ GAUGE INVARIANCE ♦ MAGNETIC FIELDS ♦ QUANTUM FIELD THEORY ♦ VARIATIONAL METHODS ♦ ELEMENTS ♦ FIELD THEORIES ♦ INVARIANCE PRINCIPLES ♦ MAGNETIC PROPERTIES ♦ NONMETALS ♦ PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ♦ Atomic, Molecular & Chemical Physics- Atomic & Molecular Properties & Theory
Abstract The perpendicular component of the magnetic susceptibility of the hydrogen molecule is calculated in a gauge-invariant manner. This is accomplished by implementing the approximation in which the induced current density is taken perpendicular to the uniform magnetic field when this field is along a principal axis of x/sub ab/. A variational calculation using a zero-field orbital of Coulson then yields x/sub perpendicular/ = -4.107 x 10/sup -6/ cm/sup 3//mole. This value falls within the theoretical bounds determined by Rebane with a maximum error of less than one percent. The Coulson orbital gives results for x/sub av/ and x/sub perpendicular/-x/sub parallel/ that compare well with experiment.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1981-05-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Phys. Rev., A
Volume Number 23
Issue Number 5
Organization Department of Physics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27650


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