Comment on: “Quantization of the highest levels in a molecular potential”
Physik-Department, Technische Universität München - 85747 Garching, Germany
Accepted: 27 May 1998
The correction to the JWKB quantization formula for molecular potentials can be understood as correction to the phase losses due to reflection at the turning points. For a potential with an attractive inverse power law tail an analytical formula can be derived for the correction, and the probability distribution of binding energies Eb near threshold is proportional to with known constant of proportionality.
PACS: 03.65.Ge – Solutions of wave equations: bound states / 03.65.Sq – Semiclassical theories and applications / 32.80.Pj – Optical cooling of atoms; trapping
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