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Calculation of Transition Probabilities Using Multiconfiguration Dirac-Fock Method



Yong Sik Kim, J P. Desclaux, Paul Indelicato


The performance of the multiconfiguraton Dirac-Fock (MCDF) method in calculating transition probabilities of atoms is reviewed. In general, the MCDF wave functions will lead to transition probabilities accurate to ~ 10% or better for strong, electric-dipole allowed transitions for small atoms. However, it is more difficult to get reliable transition probabilities for weak transitions. Also, some MCDF wave functions for a specific J quantum number may not reduce to the appropriate nonrelativistic limit for the L and S quantum numbers. Transition probabilities calculated from such MCDF wave functions for nonrelativistically forbidden transitions may become unreliable. Remedies for such cases are discussed.
Conference Dates
November 7-8, 1997
Conference Location
Taejon, KO
Conference Title
Journal of the Korean Physical Society


Beryllium-like carbon, relativistic wave functions, transition probabilities


, Y. , Desclaux, J. and Indelicato, P. (1997), Calculation of Transition Probabilities Using Multiconfiguration Dirac-Fock Method, Journal of the Korean Physical Society, Taejon, KO (Accessed December 8, 2023)
Created November 8, 1997, Updated June 14, 2017