Improved polarizability calculations of the hydrogen molecule

Hae won Kim, H. F. Hameka, E. Nørby Svendsen

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We use a recently proposed method to calculate the electric polarizabilities of the hydrogen molecule and the hydrogen molecular ion. We solve the first-order and second-order perturbation equations by variational procedures and we use the solution of the second-order perturbation equation to improve the results. Our results are 0.258 and 0.743 for the hydrogen molecular ion and 0.659 and 0.919 for the hydrogen molecule (in terms of 10-24 cm3). The errrors in the results are estimated to be less than 2%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-215
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 15 1976

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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