We have developed a method, based on the use of B-spline basis sets and model potentials, for determining properties of systems with two or three electrons outside a polarizable closed-shell core. It is applied to the calculation of the electron affinity of Ca and the resulting value of 17.7 meV is in excellent agreement with the most recent experiments. It is found that the dielectronic core-valence interaction reduces the electron affinity by 39.5 meV.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review Letters|
|Publication status||Published - 06 Sep 1993|