Spectroscopy of superheavy two centre orbitals


Journal Article

The inner shell molecular orbitals formed in heavy ion collisions become states of superheavy atoms as the two nuclei amalgamate. It is shown that there is a unique correspondence between the scattering energy, i.e., the distance of closest approach, and the shape of the molecular X-ray spectrum of a superheavy system. Thus molecular spectroscopy can be used to investigate the shell structure of superheavy quasimolecules and even, in the limit, of superheavy atoms. © 1975.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Müller, B; Smith, RK; Greiner, W

Published Date

  • January 6, 1975

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 53 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 401 - 404

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0370-2693

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0370-2693(75)90202-6

Citation Source

  • Scopus