Solution of the dirac equation for strong external fields


Journal Article

The 1s bound state of superheavy atoms and molecules reaches a binding energy of -2mc2 at 169. It is shown that the K shell is still localized in r space even beyond this critical proton number and that it has a width Γ (several keV large) which is a positron escape width for ionized K shells. The suggestion is made that this effect can be observed in the collision of very heavy ions (superheavy molecules) during the collision. © 1972 The American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Müller, B; Peitz, H; Rafelski, J; Greiner, W

Published Date

  • January 1, 1972

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 19

Start / End Page

  • 1235 - 1238

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevLett.28.1235

Citation Source

  • Scopus