01381nas a2200145 4500008004100000245007000041210006900111260001400180490000700194520093200201100002301133700001901156700002301175856003701198 2008 eng d00aAvoided crossings between bound states of ultracold Cesium dimers0 aAvoided crossings between bound states of ultracold Cesium dimer c2008/11/50 v783 a We present an efficient new computational method for calculating the binding
energies of the bound states of ultracold alkali-metal dimers in the presence
of magnetic fields. The method is based on propagation of coupled differential
equations and does not use a basis set for the interatomic distance coordinate.
It is much more efficient than the previous method based on a radial basis set
and allows many more spin channels to be included. This is particularly
important in the vicinity of avoided crossings between bound states. We
characterize a number of different avoided crossings in Cs_2 and compare our
converged calculations with experimental results. Small but significant
discrepancies are observed in both crossing strengths and level positions,
especially for levels with l symmetry (rotational angular momentum L=8). The
discrepancies should allow the development of improved potential models in the
future.
1 aHutson, Jeremy, M.1 aTiesinga, Eite1 aJulienne, Paul, S. uhttp://arxiv.org/abs/0806.2583v1