## Abstract

A systematic ab initio study is performed on the ground state static dipole polarizabilities of the ^{2S+1}S, S >1/2, atoms from N to Bi, Cr, Mo, Mn, Tc and Re. The benchmark scalarrelativistic values of the scalar polarizability components are obtained using the coupled cluster method. The spin-orbit configuration interaction calculations are carried out for the anisotropic (tensor) polarizability components of these atoms (except Mn and Tc) that arise from the second-order spin-orbit interaction. The tensor polarizabilities are calculated for the first time and found to increase from 10^{-5} (N) to 3.8 atomic units (Bi) approximately as the fourth power of the nuclear charge. The simple correlations and implication to magnetic trapping of cold atoms are discussed.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 1310-1328 |

Number of pages | 19 |

Journal | Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences |

Volume | 467 |

Issue number | 2129 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 8 May 2011 |

Externally published | Yes |

## Keywords

- Interaction anisotropy
- Spin-orbit interaction
- Static dipole polarizabilities