Coulomb spectrum in crossed electric and magnetic fields: Eigenstates of motion in double-minimum potential wells
Two-dimensional electron layers when placed in perpendicular electric and magnetic fields can have a potential well with two minima for the electronic motion normal to the surface. Such double-minimum potential wells also arise for highly excited Rydberg states of atoms in crossed electric and magnetic fields and in certain molecular potential curves. We develop and apply a WKB formalism to such double-minimum wells and calculate the energy splittings that arise when one is near "degeneracy," that is, when either well, considered independently, can support a bound state at the same energy. © 1982 The American Physical Society.
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Physical Review A
Bhattacharya, S., & Rau, A. (1982). Coulomb spectrum in crossed electric and magnetic fields: Eigenstates of motion in double-minimum potential wells. Physical Review A, 26 (5), 2315-2321. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.26.2315