Binding energy of protonium ions

Mohamed Assad Abdel-Raouf

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number072003
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Dec 24 2009
Event26th International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions - Kalamazoo, United States
Duration: Jul 22 2009Jul 28 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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