Classical limit states of the helium atom
J. A. West, Z. D. Gaeta, and C. R. Stroud, Jr.
Phys. Rev. A 58, 186 (1998).
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The techniques of Rydberg electronic wave packets are used to explore the
classical limit states of helium. A class of shape-preserving
orbits is studied under the classical adiabatic approximation that
separates the dynamics of the two electrons. These states form the
classical basis for two-electron wave packet states whose hydrogenic
counterparts are shown to be elliptic states in the presence of a rotating
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