Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 2005, 70, 1133-1156

Hydrogen Atom and One-Electron Molecular Systems in a Strong Magnetic Field: Are All of Them Alike

Alexander V. Turbinera,*, Alexei B. Kaidalovb and Juan Carlos López Vieyraa

a Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Apartado Postal 70-543, 04510 México, D.F., México
b Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow 117259, Russia


Easy physics-inspired approximations of the total and binding energies for the H atom and for the molecular ions H2(+)(ppe), H3(2+)(pppe), (HeH)++(αpe), He2(3+)(ααe) as well as quadrupole moment for the H atom and the equilibrium distances of the molecular ions in strong magnetic fields > 109 G are proposed. The idea of approximation is based on the assumption that the dynamics of the one-electron Coulomb system in a strong magnetic field is governed by the ratio of transverse to longitudinal sizes of the electronic cloud.

Keywords: Hydrogen; Helium; Cations; Quadrupole moment; Magnetic field; Ab initio calculations.

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