Accession Number : AD0646675

Title :   QUANTUM MECHANICAL CALCULATION OF THE HELIUM MOLECULE.

Descriptive Note : Research trans,

Corporate Author : AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY BOSTON MASS

Personal Author(s) : Kachinskaya,G. N. ; Bolotin,A. B.

Report Date : NOV 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : On the basis of the localized pairs method, two configurations of the helium molecule are treated: one is composed of atoms in the ground state, and the other is composed of one ground-state and one excited atom. In the first case, the dependence of the repulsive potential of the two atoms on the internuclear distance permits the conclusion that one atom cannot come closer than 2 Bohr radii to the other. In the second case, the investigation shows that the helium molecule can be relatively stable if one atom is in the ground state and the other is in an excited state. This stable state corresponds to a binding energy of -23.4 kcal/mol and an internuclear distance D = 4 Bohr radii. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATOMIC ORBITALS, *HELIUM), ATOMIC ENERGY LEVELS, GROUND STATE, EXCITATION, MOLECULAR ASSOCIATION, WAVE FUNCTIONS, CHEMICAL BONDS, USSR

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Quantum Theory and Relativity

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE