Selection rules beyond the central field approximation

  • Thread starter znbhckcs
  • Start date
  • #1
znbhckcs
14
0
Hi
I'm trying to figure out how to get the electric dipole selection rules for an atom with many electrons. In all textbooks that I've seen it's shown for Hydrogen, or in the central field approximation (which is, in some sense, equivalent to Hydrogen).

Obviously the central field approximation is necessary, but after you apply it, shouldn't you first take the residual interactions between the electrons into account before thinking about the electric field?
I mean, the energies of interactions are much larger (normally) than the magnitude of the field.

It would be great if you could mention some reference where I can read about this stuff.

Thanks
 

Answers and Replies

  • #3
DrDu
Science Advisor
6,256
906
I suppose, the only strict selection rules which apply to the general case are those for total angular momentum J.
 

Suggested for: Selection rules beyond the central field approximation

Replies
2
Views
301
Replies
2
Views
1K
Replies
1
Views
609
  • Last Post
Replies
6
Views
4K
Replies
15
Views
896
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
637
Replies
4
Views
555
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
1K
Top