Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
I have calculated the energy spectrum of a highly excited atom which lies in parallel, static electric and magnetic fields. In parallel fields the Coulomb quantum numbers n and m are still "good" quantum numbers but 1 is not: the calculation is for n = 30, m = 1 atoms.;The eigenvalues were obtained by semi-classical quantisation of first-order classical perturbation theory and have been calculated for a large range of electric and magnetic field strengths. The results are in good agreement with those found from first-order degenerate quantum perturbation theory.;The semi-classical analysis provides a correlation diagram connecting the Stark effect states to those of the diamagnetic effect.
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Waterland, Robert Leonard, "Rydberg atoms in parallel electric and magnetic fields" (1986). Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects. Paper 1539623768.