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Keywords:

  • dynamic polarizability;
  • Debye potentials;
  • symplectic algorithm;
  • alkali-metal atoms;
  • resonant frequency;
  • pseudostates summation method;
  • model potential approach

Abstract

The effects of Debye plasma on the frequency-dependent polarizabilities of Li and Na atoms are investigated using symplectic algorithm within the framework of the pseudostate summation technique. Dynamic dipole polarizabilities of Li (2s 2S) and Na(3s 2S) as functions of scaled number density of the plasma electrons for arbitrary plasma temperature are presented. Screening effects on the resonance frequencies are also presented. In free-atomic cases, our calculated results are comparable with the reported theoretical and experimental predictions. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.