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Failure of Single-Configuration Dirac-Fock Wave Functions in the Nonrelativistic Limit

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Author(s)

Yong Sik Kim, Paul Indelicato, J P. Desclaux

Abstract

We have found earlier that a certain type of multiconfiguration Dirac-Fock wave functions may not have the correct nonrelativistic limit in the spin quantum number, and hence may result in large errors in the transition probabilities for spin-forbidden, weak transitions. In this article, we report that the failure to have the correct nonrelativistic limit can also occur in a certain type of single-configuration Dirac-Fock wave functions. Examples of such a case, along with an effective remedy, are illustrated using the spin-forbidden transitions, 2p43s 4P 6 2p52P, in F and Ne+.
Citation
Journal of the Korean Physical Society
Volume
35
Issue
No. 3

Keywords

fluorine, intercombinatio lines, relativistic effects, transition probability

Citation

, Y. , Indelicato, P. and Desclaux, J. (1999), Failure of Single-Configuration Dirac-Fock Wave Functions in the Nonrelativistic Limit, Journal of the Korean Physical Society (Accessed May 26, 2024)

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Created September 1, 1999, Updated February 17, 2017