Addendum to ``Electron structure of a dipolebound anion confined in a spherical box'': The case of a finite dipole
Abstract
We investigate the problem of an electron placed in the potential of a finite dipole and confined by an impenetrable prolate spheroidal box. The critical cage sizes at which successive bound states are ionized as the box becomes smaller are found to be the roots of associated Legendre functions of complex order. We find the asymptotic behavior for a large cage. The lowest few roots are computed numerically. Comparison is made with the case of an electron bound by an ideal dipole plus shortrange repulsion, confined in a spherical box.
 Publication:

Physical Review A
 Pub Date:
 December 2003
 DOI:
 10.1103/PhysRevA.68.064101
 Bibcode:
 2003PhRvA..68f4101R
 Keywords:

 03.65.Ge;
 31.10.+z;
 31.70.f;
 31.70.Dk;
 Solutions of wave equations: bound states;
 Theory of electronic structure electronic transitions and chemical binding;
 Effects of atomic and molecular interactions on electronic structure;
 Environmental and solvent effects