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Ab Initio Calculations for Rydberg States

  1. Martin Jungen

Published Online: 15 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470749593.hrs015

Handbook of High-resolution Spectroscopy

Handbook of High-resolution Spectroscopy

How to Cite

Jungen, M. 2011. Ab Initio Calculations for Rydberg States. Handbook of High-resolution Spectroscopy. .

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  1. Universität Basel, Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Basel, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2011


This article deals with the phenomenon of atomic and molecular (electronic) Rydberg series and their quantum chemical treatment on various levels of sophistication, going from the simple frozen-core calculations to the use of highly correlated wave functions.


  • quantum defect;
  • the Edlen plot;
  • series mixing;
  • perturbations of Rydberg series;
  • angular momentum analysis