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Erratum: Collisions of room temperature helium with ultra-cold lithium and the van-der-Waals bound state of HeLi [Phys. Rev. A 101, 012702 (2020)]

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Author(s)

Constantinos Makrides, Daniel Barker, James A. Fedchak, Julia Scherschligt, Stephen Eckel, Eite Tiesinga

Abstract

We have found an error in the computation of the thermally-averaged total elastic rate coefficient for the collision of a room-temperature helium atom with an ultra-cold lithium atom presented. We omitted the factor $2/\sqrt\pi}$ in the normalization over the Boltzmann distribution. Our corrected prediction for the thermally-averaged rate coefficient for a 300 K helium gas and a 1 $\mu$K Li gas is $1.655(15) \times 10^-9}$ cm$^3}$/s for $^4$He+$^6$Li and $1.659(15) \times 10^-9}$ cm$^3}$/s for $^4$He+$^7$Li, where the numbers in parenthesis are the one-standard-deviation uncertainties in the last two significant digits. The temperature dependence of the rate coefficients must be corrected with the same factor.
Citation
Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)
Volume
105

Citation

Makrides, C. , Barker, D. , Fedchak, J. , Scherschligt, J. , Eckel, S. and Tiesinga, E. (2022), Erratum: Collisions of room temperature helium with ultra-cold lithium and the van-der-Waals bound state of HeLi [Phys. Rev. A 101, 012702 (2020)], Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), [online], https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.105.029902, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=934072 (Accessed November 30, 2022)
Created February 28, 2022, Updated November 29, 2022