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Atomic and Laser Spectroscopy$
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Alan Corney

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199211456

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211456.001.0001

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Selection rules for electric dipole transitions

Selection rules for electric dipole transitions

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(p.120) 5 Selection rules for electric dipole transitions
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Atomic and Laser Spectroscopy
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Alan Corney

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211456.003.0005

The quantum-mechanical selection rules for electric dipole radiative transitions between atomic energy levels are derived, firstly for one-electron atoms without spin, and then including spin angular momentum. The discussion is extended to many-electron atoms and rules for L, S, and J quantum numbers are derived.

Keywords:   selection rules, electric dipole transitions, one-electron atoms, many-electron atoms

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