Convergence of partial-wave expansions for energies, scattering amplitudes and positron annihilation rates

G. F. Gribakin, J. Ludlow

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Abstract

We use many-body theory to find the asymptotic behaviour of second-order correlation corrections to the energies and positron annihilation rates in many- electron systems with respect to the angular momenta l of the single-particle orbitals included. The energy corrections decrease as 1/(l+1/2)4, in agreement with the result of Schwartz, whereas the positron annihilation rate has a slower 1/(l+1/2)2 convergence rate. We illustrate these results by numerical calculations of the energies of Ne and Kr and by examining results from extensive con?guration-interaction calculations of PsH binding and annihilation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-355
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics
Volume35
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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