Accession Number : AD0278505

Title :   REMARKS ON THE QUANTUM MECHANICAL INTERPRETATION OF THE STARK EFFECT IN THE HYDROGEN ATOM

Corporate Author : UPPSALA UNIV (SWEDEN)

Personal Author(s) : REDEI,L.B.

Report Date : 15 DEC 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Identifer : Stark effec . It is known that when applying perturbation theory in the quantum mechanical treatment of the Stark effect, the perturbation expansion diverges even for very weak fields. It is shown that a plausible modification of the boundary conditions makes the power series convergent at least for those states which areASSOCIATED WITH THE PRINCIPAL QUANTUM NUMBERS N = 1, 2, 3, 4 FOR UP TO ABOUT 10 TO THE 5TH POWER VOLT/CM FIELD STRENGTH. In case of the ground state (n = 1) the radius of convergence obtained will be at least 2.5 (10 to the 6th power volt/cm). (Author)

Descriptors :   ATOMIC ENERGY LEVELS, ATOMIC SPECTROSCOPY, ELECTRIC FIELDS, PERTURBATION THEORY, THEORY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE