A High Order Correction of the Energy of a One Dimensional Model of an H2+ Molecule

by Humfeld, Keith Daniel

Abstract (Summary)
The ground state electron wavefunction of some molecules has a non-zero angular momentum about the internuclear axis. Molecular rotational momentum can couple with this angular momentum, splitting the energy degeneracy of the two directions of motion about the internuclear axis. Performing a Born-Oppenheimer approximation of such a system will break the relevant energy degeneracy at eighth order. This degeneracy breaking is known as L-doubling.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Dr. Schmittmann; Dr. Williams; Dr. Hagedorn

School:Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

School Location:USA - Virginia

Source Type:Master's Thesis



Date of Publication:02/05/1999

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