Density-Functional Study of the Structure of Photoexcited Lithium-Doped Neon Clusters

  • R. Pérez-Castillo DynAMoS (Dynamical processes in Atomic and Molecular Systems), Faculty of Physics, University of Havana, Cuba
  • Ll. Uranga-Piña DynAMoS (Dynamical processes in Atomic and Molecular Systems), Faculty of Physics, University of Havana, Cuba http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5837-7204
  • A. Martínez-Mesa DynAMoS (Dynamical processes in Atomic and Molecular Systems), Faculty of Physics, University of Havana, Cuba

Abstract

We study the rearrangement of a cluster of neon atoms as a consequence of the photoexitation of an impurity (a lithium atom) to its first state of Rydberg, Li (3s-2s). The distribution of neon particles is calculated using the density functional theory for quantum liquids, while introducing a description of the correlation effects based on the London formula for quantum rigid particles. An algorithm was implemented to solve the Schr¨odinger equation in a self-consistent way, using a damped iteration scheme. The possibility of formation of the structure known as scolium in this system is discussed.

Published
Jul 6, 2017
How to Cite
PÉREZ-CASTILLO, R.; URANGA-PIÑA, Ll.; MARTÍNEZ-MESA, A.. Density-Functional Study of the Structure of Photoexcited Lithium-Doped Neon Clusters. Revista Cubana de Física, [S.l.], v. 34, n. 1, p. 19-22, july 2017. ISSN 2224-7939. Available at: <http://www.revistacubanadefisica.org/index.php/rcf/article/view/RCF_34-1_19>. Date accessed: 22 nov. 2017.
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