TITLE

Hydrogen atoms in Debye plasma environments

AUTHOR(S)
Paul, S.; Ho, Y. K.
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
Physics of Plasmas;Jun2009, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p063302
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Plasma-screening effects are investigated on hydrogen atoms embedded in weakly coupled plasmas. In the present context, bound state wave functions are introduced related to the screening Coulomb potential (Debye model) using the Ritz variation method. The bound energies are derived from an energy equation, which contains one unknown variational parameter. To calculate the parameter numerically, fixed-point iteration scheme is used. The calculated energy eigenvalues for various Debye lengths agree well with the other available theoretical results. The radial wave functions and radial probability distribution functions are presented for different Debye lengths. The outcomes show that the plasma affects the embedded hydrogen atom.
ACCESSION #
42961094

 

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