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Deriving Tanabe Sugano diagram

  1. Nov 20, 2014 #1
    Hi all,

    As a beginning theoretical chemist, I'm trying to understand how Tanabe-Sugano diagram was derived. Can someone help me understand the derivation in a nutshell? Thanks!
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  3. Nov 20, 2014 #2


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  4. Nov 20, 2014 #3
    Thank you for the suggestions. I was trying to understand how it is derived. In wikipedia, it says "They used Hans Bethe's crystal field theory and Giulio Racah's linear combinations of Slater integrals, now called Racah parameters..." so I guess I'd better start with Hans Bethe's crystal field theory, Slater integrals and Racah parameters... there is no shortcut if I really want to understand it... Thanks!
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