The goal of the present work is to calculate the binding energy of the protonium ions Pe+ and Pe- using Rayleigh- Ritz variational method. It is indicated that an employment of 21 components of the trial wavefunction yields -0.08793 eV as the ground state energy of these ions. Our result agrees quite well with recently obtained results based on elaborate Monte Carlo approximations. It confirms the possible formation of these ions in laboratory.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 24 2009|
|Event||26th International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions - Kalamazoo, United States|
Duration: Jul 22 2009 → Jul 28 2009
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)