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BY-NC-ND 3.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter June 2, 2014

Wave Function Properties and Shifted Energy Levels of Bound States in a Plasma

  • H. Lehmann and W. Ebeling

On the basis of earlier work we show a simple way to estimate the properties of bound states in a plasma. The Bethe-Salpeter equation is approximated by an effective Schrodinger equation. The energy eigenvalues are found via a variation procedure. The treatment is applicated to helium-like bound states and excited hydrogen-like states. The effect of the new energy eigenvalues on the plasma composition is discussed for the symmetrical electron-positron plasma.

Received: 1991-2-21
Published Online: 2014-6-2
Published in Print: 1991-7-1

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