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dc.contributor.advisor Nordlander, Peter J.
dc.creatorBraun, Jochen
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T06:25:11Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T06:25:11Z
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/17325
dc.description.abstract We present calculations of the broadening and the shifts of the Rydberg electron levels of a Xenon atom near a metal surface. The Xenon atom is described using a pseudopotenial. The energies and widths of the Xenon states, computed from the Schrodinger equation using the complex scaling method, exhibit a complicated distance dependence. We show that some of the orbitals hybridize, when the atom approaches the surface. This effect even causes the widths of some states to decrease with decreasing atom-surface separation.
dc.format.extent 54 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectCondensed matter physics
Atomic physics
dc.title Energies and lifetimes of xenon Rydberg atoms near a metal surface
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Physics
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.identifier.citation Braun, Jochen. "Energies and lifetimes of xenon Rydberg atoms near a metal surface." (2000) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/17325.


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