Abstract

Lifetimes for radiative transitions between the lower excited states of atoms of the alkali metals have been calculated by using the central field approximation used by Bates and Damgaard. Branching ratios for down-ward transitions and total lifetimes of states are tabulated.

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  1. D. R. Bates and A. Damgaard, Phil. Trans. 242, 101 (1949).
  2. D. R. Hartree, Proc. Cambridge Phil. Soc., 24 89 (1927).
  3. E. U. Condon, and G. H. Shortley, The Theory of Atomic Spectra (Cambridge University Press, New York, 1957).
  4. Attention is called to misprints in the paper of Bates and Damgaard. The normalizing factor given in Eq.(13) should read [Equation]. In Eq.(18) the factor [Equation] should be inverted and the argument of the Γ function in this equation should be written [Equation].

Bates, D. R.

D. R. Bates and A. Damgaard, Phil. Trans. 242, 101 (1949).

Condon, E. U.

E. U. Condon, and G. H. Shortley, The Theory of Atomic Spectra (Cambridge University Press, New York, 1957).

Damgaard, A.

D. R. Bates and A. Damgaard, Phil. Trans. 242, 101 (1949).

Hartree, D. R.

D. R. Hartree, Proc. Cambridge Phil. Soc., 24 89 (1927).

Shortley, G. H.

E. U. Condon, and G. H. Shortley, The Theory of Atomic Spectra (Cambridge University Press, New York, 1957).

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D. R. Bates and A. Damgaard, Phil. Trans. 242, 101 (1949).

D. R. Hartree, Proc. Cambridge Phil. Soc., 24 89 (1927).

E. U. Condon, and G. H. Shortley, The Theory of Atomic Spectra (Cambridge University Press, New York, 1957).

Attention is called to misprints in the paper of Bates and Damgaard. The normalizing factor given in Eq.(13) should read [Equation]. In Eq.(18) the factor [Equation] should be inverted and the argument of the Γ function in this equation should be written [Equation].

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