SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.54 issue1Structural properties of Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)0.90Ti0.10O3 films deposited by pulsed laser ablation on titanium nitride substratesElectronic structure for the series of Cu based chalcopyrites of the CuInM2VI type author indexsubject indexsearch form
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO


Revista mexicana de física

Print version ISSN 0035-001X


LOPEZ VIEYRA, J.C  and  PILON, H.O. Hydrogen atom in a magnetic field: electromagnetic transitions of the lowest states. Rev. mex. fis. [online]. 2008, vol.54, n.1, pp.49-57. ISSN 0035-001X.

A detailed study of the lowest states 1s0, 2p-1, 2p0 of the hydrogen atom placed in a magnetic field B (0 - 4.414 × 1013 G) and their electromagnetic transitions (1s0 2p-1 and 1s0 2p0) is carried out in the infinite-proton-mass (Born-Oppenheimer) approximation. The variational method is used with a physically motivated recipe to design simple trial functions applicable to the whole domain of magnetic fields. We show that the proposed functions yield very accurate results for the ionization (binding) energies. Dipole and oscillator strengths are in good agreement with results by Ruder et al. [10], although we observe deviations of up to ~ 30% for the oscillator strength of the linearly polarized electromagnetic transition 1s0 2p0 at strong magnetic fields B 1000 a.u.

Keywords : hydrogen atom; magnetic fields; transitions.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in English     · English ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License