3n+l quantum number in the cluster problem.

Koch E.

It has recently been suggested that an exactly solvable problem characterized by a new quantum number may underlie the electronic shell structure observed in the mass spectra of medium-sized sodium clusters. We investigate whether the conjectured quantum number 3n+l bears a similarity to the quantum numbers n+l and 2n+l, which characterize the hydrogen problem and the isotropic harmonic oscillator in three dimensions.

Physical Review A, 54 670-6, 1996.

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