Critical electric fields and Stark resonances in the hydrogen atom

V. S. Popov, V. D. Mur, A. V. Sergeev

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    The exact values of critical electric fields Ec for different states of a hydrogen atom, including its ground state, as well as the widths Γn of the Statk resonances at E = Ec, are calculated (at E = Ec(n1, n2, m) the potential barrier for an electron in the (n1, n2, m) state disappears. Using the modified quantization condition with barrier penetrability included, we explain the dependence of Γn on the principal quantum number n.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)159-164
    Number of pages6
    JournalPhysics Letters A
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Sep 1994

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    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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