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Rydberg States of Diatomic and Polyatomic Molecules Using Model Potentials

Betts, Timothy and McKoy, Vincent (1971) Rydberg States of Diatomic and Polyatomic Molecules Using Model Potentials. Journal of Chemical Physics, 54 (1). pp. 113-123. ISSN 0021-9606.

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We have used a simple model potential to calculate Rydberg series in N2, O2, CO, NO, ethylene, and benzene. The model potential for a molecule is taken as the sum of atomic potentials, which are calibrated to atomic data and contain no further parameters. Our results agree with experimentally measured values to within 5%–10% in all cases. We apply our results to several unresolved problems connected with the above molecules and indicate some of the applications which we foresee for model calculations.

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Additional Information:©1971 American Institute of Physics. Received 14 August 1970. We acknowledge the advice and assistance of Dr. Nicholas Winter at various stages of this work. [V.M. was an] Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow. Arthur Amos Noyes Laboratory of Chemical Physics, Contribution No. 4118.
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