Quantum defect orbital study of electron transitions in rydberg molecules. I. Triatomic hydrogen



Results of a pilot study on the applicability of the quantum defect orbital method for describing electronic transitions between molecular Rydberg states are reported. Oscillator strengths and Einstein emission coefficients for the triatomic hydrogen molecule have been calculated. The results are in good agreement with the data derived from more sophisticated theoretical approaches. © 1993 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.