Disalignment transitions in cold collisions of 3 P atoms with structureless targets in a magnetic field
Krems, R. V.
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CitationKrems, R. V., and A. Dalgarno. 2003. “Disalignment Transitions in Cold Collisions of3Patoms with Structureless Targets in a Magnetic Field.” Physical Review A 68 (1). https://doi.org/10.1103/physreva.68.013406.
AbstractA method for quantum-mechanical calculations of cross sections for the Zeeman transitions in collisions of P-3 atoms with structureless targets in a magnetic field is presented and applied to the study of magnetic and electronic relaxation in oxygen-helium and carbon-helium collisions at cold and ultracold temperatures. The rate constants for collisionally induced transitions between Zeeman levels in ground-state oxygen have large magnitudes in a 1 T field. It is shown that magnetic fields induce the forbidden P-3(1) --> P-3(0) transition in ultracold collisions of carbon with helium. The cross section vanishes at zero energy for field-free collisions, but becomes infinitely large in a finite magnetic field, varying with velocity v and magnetic field B as B-2/v.
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