Brazilian Journal of Physics
Print version ISSN 0103-9733
AMIN, M.E. and EL-AASSER, M.A. An analytical treatment of the energy spectrum of hydrogen-like atoms perturbed by a generalized van der Waals potential. Braz. J. Phys. [online]. 2009, vol.39, n.2, pp. 301-305. ISSN 0103-9733. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-97332009000300011.
Hydrogen-like atoms are two-particle systems governed with spherically symmetric potentials, their non-relativistic Schrödinger equations can be solved analytically yielding exact information about their spectra. Vigorous interest in the investigation of their behavior under the influence of external fields has been increased over the years. The main goal of the present work is to investigate the effect of a generalized van der Waals potential on the energy spectra of the hydrogen-like atoms. Our treatment is based on the Oscillator Representation Method (ORM). The energy spectrum is studied for various parameters over an atom-surface distance 50nm-300nm for different hydrogen-like atoms, like H, He+, Li2+, Be3+, B4+, etc.
Keywords : Hydrogen-like atoms; Generalized van der Waals Forces; Oscillator Representation Method.