Volume 80, Number 6, December 2007
Article Number 63001
Number of page(s) 3
Section Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Published online 16 November 2007
EPL, 80 (2007) 63001
DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/80/63001

Resonance energies and Columbic de-excitations of exotic molecular ions $\mth{dd\mu^{\ast}}$ and $\mth{pp\mu^{\ast}}$ in two coupled channels

R. Gheisari

Physics Department, Persian Gulf University - Bushehr 75169, Iran

received 6 September 2007; accepted in final form 21 October 2007; published December 2007
published online 16 November 2007

We present a new approach to calculate the resonant energies and Columbic de-excitation rates of the $dd\mu ^{*}$ and $pp\mu ^{*}$ exotic ions. The calculations are performed with the method of coupled rearrangement channels, but with a set of basis functions alternative to others. The five lowest-lying states below the $x\mu (2s)+x$($x\equiv p$ or d) thresholds are observed in the new work. Both sets of calculated Columbic decay rates are in good accord with the results published in two recent reports of Lindroth et al., while one set does not agree with the results of another recent report.

36.10.Dr - Positronium, muonium, muonic atoms and molecules.

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