A hydrogen atom is placed in a uniform electric field E(t) given by E(t) = Enaught*exp(-a*t) (where a is a constant) for t >0.
The atom is initially in the ground state. What is the probability that, as
t→∞ , the atom makes a transition to the 2p state?
I know how to do this problem in general, but I'm just curious if by 2p state it means |2 0 0> or |2 1 0>...I want to go with the former, but is that what others would do? Or is it even going to matter?
Thanks so much!