Bound states of negatively charged ions induced by a magnetic field

Victor G. Bezchastnov, Peter Schmelcher, Lorenz S. Cederbaum
2000 Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics  
We analyse the bound states of negatively charged ions which were predicted to exist because of the presence of a magnetic field by Avron et al. We confirm that the number of such states is infinite in the approximation of an infinitely heavy nucleus and provide insight into the underlying physical picture by means of a combined adiabatic and perturbation theoretical approach. We also calculate the corresponding binding energies which are qualitatively different for the states with vanishing
more » ... non-vanishing angular momentum. An outlook on the case of including center of mass effects is presented.
doi:10.1103/physreva.61.052512 fatcat:l53gf7k4ova5nk7kmveb2qwevu