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2006
Costa, A. M., M. C. Martins, J. P. Santos, P. Indelicato, and F. Parente. "Relativistic calculation of Kβ hypersatellite energies and transition probabilities for selected atoms with 13<=Z<=80." Journal of Physics B: Atomic and Molecular Physics 39 (2006): 2355-2366. AbstractWebsite
Energies and transition probabilities of Kβ hypersatellite lines are computed using the Dirac–Fock model for several values of Z throughout the periodic table. The influence of the Breit interaction on the energy shifts from the corresponding diagram lines and on the Kβh1/Kβh3 intensity ratio is evaluated. The widths of the double-K hole levels are calculated for Al and Sc. The results are compared to experiment and to other theoretical calculations.
Santos, J. P., G. C. Rodrigues, J. P. Marques, F. Parente, J. P. Desclaux, and P. Indelicato. "Relativistic correlation correction to the binding energies of the ground configuration of beryllium-like, neon-like, magnesium-like and argon-like ions." The European Physical Journal D 37 (2006): 201-207. AbstractWebsite
Total electronic correlation corrections to the binding energies of the isoelectronic series of beryllium, neon, magnesium and argon, are calculated in the framework of relativistic multiconfiguration Dirac-Fock method. Convergence of the correlation energies is studied as the active set of orbitals is increased. The Breit interaction is treated fully self-consistently. The final results can be used in the accurately determination of atomic masses from highly charged ions data obtained in Penning-trap experiments.
Santos, J. P., G. C. Rodrigues, J. P. Marques, F. Parente, J. P. Desclaux, and P. Indelicato. "Relativistic correlation correction to the binding energies of the ground configuration of beryllium-like, neon-like, magnesium-like and argon-like ions." The European Physical Journal D 37 (2006): 201-207. AbstractWebsite

Total electronic correlation corrections to the binding energies of the isoelectronic series of beryllium, neon, magnesium and argon, are calculated in the framework of relativistic multiconfiguration Dirac-Fock method. Convergence of the correlation energies is studied as the active set of orbitals is increased. The Breit interaction is treated fully self-consistently. The final results can be used in the accurately determination of atomic masses from highly charged ions data obtained in Penning-trap experiments.

Santos, J. P., M. L. Costa, R. I. Olariu, and F. Parente. "Theoretical study of the molecular properties of benzyl azide, 2-, 3- and 4-methyl benzyl azide." The European Physical Journal D - Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 39 (2006): 379-384. AbstractWebsite
Ab initio and density functional calculations have been performed to study the benzyl azide, 2-, 3- and 4-methyl benzyl azides. Several molecular properties, such as conformational equilibrium, optimal geometry, and vibrational frequencies, have been computed for these molecules. Ionisation energies were also computed.
Santos, J. P., M. L. Costa, R. I. Olariu, and F. Parente. "Theoretical study of the molecular properties of benzyl azide, 2-, 3- and 4-methyl benzyl azide." The European Physical Journal D - Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics 39 (2006): 379-384. AbstractWebsite

Ab initio and density functional calculations have been performed to study the benzyl azide, 2-, 3- and 4-methyl benzyl azides. Several molecular properties, such as conformational equilibrium, optimal geometry, and vibrational frequencies, have been computed for these molecules. Ionisation energies were also computed.

Martins, M. C., J. P. Santos, A. M. Costa, and F. Parente. "Transition wavelengths and probabilities for spectral lines of Zr III." The European Physical Journal D 39 (2006): 167-172. AbstractWebsite
Wavelengths and oscillator strengths for all dipole-allowed fine-structure transitions in Zr III have been calculated within the Multi-Configuration Dirac-Fock method with QED corrections. These transitions are included in the spectrum of some chemically peculiar stars, like the B-type star Lupi observed by the Hubble space telescope. The results are compared to existing experimental and semi-empirical data.
Martins, M. C., J. P. Santos, A. M. Costa, and F. Parente. "Transition wavelengths and probabilities for spectral lines of Zr III." The European Physical Journal D 39 (2006): 167-172. AbstractWebsite

Wavelengths and oscillator strengths for all dipole-allowed fine-structure transitions in Zr III have been calculated within the Multi-Configuration Dirac-Fock method with QED corrections. These transitions are included in the spectrum of some chemically peculiar stars, like the B-type star Lupi observed by the Hubble space telescope. The results are compared to existing experimental and semi-empirical data. Corr

2005
Dyke, J. M., G. Levita, A. Morris, J. S. Ogden, A. A. Dias, M. Algarra, J. P. Santos, M. L. Costa, P. Rodrigues, M. M. Andrade, and M. T. Barros. "Contrasting Behavior in Azide Pyrolyses: An Investigation of the Thermal Decompositions of Methyl Azidoformate, Ethyl Azidoformate and 2-Azido-N, N-dimethylacetamide by Ultraviolet Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Matrix Isolation Infrared Spectroscopy." Chemistry - A European Journal 11 (2005): 1665-1676. Abstract
The thermal decompositions of methyl azidoformate (N3COOMe), ethyl azidoformate (N3COOEt) and 2-azido-N,N-dimethylacetamide (N3CH2CONMe2) have been studied by matrix isolation infrared spectroscopy and real-time ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy. N2 appears as an initial pyrolysis product in all systems, and the principal interest lies in the fate of the accompanying organic fragment. For methyl azidoformate, four accompanying products were observed: HNCO, H2CO, CH2NH and CO2, and these are believed to arise as a result of two competing decomposition routes of a four-membered cyclic intermediate. Ethyl azidoformate pyrolysis yields four corresponding products: HNCO, MeCHO, MeCHNH and CO2, together with the five-membered-ring compound 2-oxazolidone. In contrast, the initial pyrolysis of 2-azido-N,N-dimethyl acetamide, yields the novel imine intermediate Me2NCOCHNH, which subsequently decomposes into dimethyl formamide (HCONMe2), CO, Me2NH and HCN. This intermediate was detected by matrix isolation IR spectroscopy, and its identity confirmed both by a molecular orbital calculation of its IR spectrum, and by the temperature dependence and distribution of products in the PES and IR studies. Mechanisms are proposed for the formation and decomposition of all the products observed in these three systems, based on the experimental evidence and the results of supporting molecular orbital calculations.
Dyke, J. M., G. Levita, A. Morris, J. S. Ogden, A. A. Dias, M. Algarra, J. P. Santos, M. L. Costa, P. Rodrigues, M. M. Andrade, and M. T. Barros. "Contrasting Behavior in Azide Pyrolyses: An Investigation of the Thermal Decompositions of Methyl Azidoformate, Ethyl Azidoformate and 2-Azido-N, N-dimethylacetamide by Ultraviolet Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Matrix Isolation Infrared Spectroscopy." Chemistry - A European Journal 11 (2005): 1665-1676. Abstract

The thermal decompositions of methyl azidoformate (N3COOMe), ethyl azidoformate (N3COOEt) and 2-azido-N,N-dimethylacetamide (N3CH2CONMe2) have been studied by matrix isolation infrared spectroscopy and real-time ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy. N2 appears as an initial pyrolysis product in all systems, and the principal interest lies in the fate of the accompanying organic fragment. For methyl azidoformate, four accompanying products were observed: HNCO, H2CO, CH2NH and CO2, and these are believed to arise as a result of two competing decomposition routes of a four-membered cyclic intermediate. Ethyl azidoformate pyrolysis yields four corresponding products: HNCO, MeCHO, MeCHNH and CO2, together with the five-membered-ring compound 2-oxazolidone. In contrast, the initial pyrolysis of 2-azido-N,N-dimethyl acetamide, yields the novel imine intermediate Me2NCOCHNH, which subsequently decomposes into dimethyl formamide (HCONMe2), CO, Me2NH and HCN. This intermediate was detected by matrix isolation IR spectroscopy, and its identity confirmed both by a molecular orbital calculation of its IR spectrum, and by the temperature dependence and distribution of products in the PES and IR studies. Mechanisms are proposed for the formation and decomposition of all the products observed in these three systems, based on the experimental evidence and the results of supporting molecular orbital calculations.

"Relativistic transition probabilities for F-like ions with 10." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B 235 (2005): 171. AbstractWebsite
In the present work we have calculated several relativistic transition probabilities for the F-like ions with 10 less-than-or-equals, slant Z less-than-or-equals, slant 49, in the framework of the Multi-Configuration Dirac–Fock method, for applications on laserphysics and astrophysics. The lines considered correspond to transitions between levels of 2p43s, 2p43p and 2p43d configurations. The spectral fine structure is taken into consideration and the results for individual lines are given.
Santos, J. P., C. Madruga, F. Parente, and P. Indelicato. "Relativistic transition probabilities for F-like ions with 10⩽Z⩽49." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 235 (2005): 171-173. AbstractWebsite

In the present work we have calculated several relativistic transition probabilities for the F-like ions with 10 less-than-or-equals, slant Z less-than-or-equals, slant 49, in the framework of the Multi-Configuration Dirac–Fock method, for applications on laserphysics and astrophysics. The lines considered correspond to transitions between levels of 2p43s, 2p43p and 2p43d configurations. The spectral fine structure is taken into consideration and the results for individual lines are given.

Santos, J. P., F. Parente, S. Boucard, and J. P. Desclaux. "X-ray energies of circular transitions and electron screening in kaonic atoms." Physical Review A 71 (2005): 032501 EP -. AbstractWebsite

The QED contribution to the energies of the circular (n, = n–1), 2n13, transitions have been calculated for several kaonic atoms throughout the periodic table, using the current world-average kaon mass. Calculations were done in the framework of the Klein-Gordon equation, with finite nuclear size, finite particle size, and all-order Uelhing vacuum polarization corrections, as well as Källén and Sabry and Wichmann and Kroll corrections. These energy level values are compared with other computed values. The circular transition energies are compared with available measured and theoretical transition energies. Electron screening is evaluated using a Dirac-Fock model for the electronic part of the wave function. The effect of electronic wave-function correlation is evaluated.Exo

Santos, J. P., F. Parente, S. Boucard, P. Indelicato, and J. P. Desclaux. "X-ray energies of circular transitions and electrons screening in kaonic atoms." Physical Review A 71 (2005): 032501. AbstractWebsite
The QED contribution to the energies of the circular (n, = n–1), 2n13, transitions have been calculated for several kaonic atoms throughout the periodic table, using the current world-average kaon mass. Calculations were done in the framework of the Klein-Gordon equation, with finite nuclear size, finite particle size, and all-order Uelhing vacuum polarization corrections, as well as Källén and Sabry and Wichmann and Kroll corrections. These energy level values are compared with other computed values. The circular transition energies are compared with available measured and theoretical transition energies. Electron screening is evaluated using a Dirac-Fock model for the electronic part of the wave function. The effect of electronic wave-function correlation is evaluated.
Santos, J. P., F. Parente, S. Boucard, and P. Indelicato. "X-ray energies of circular transitions in sigmonic atoms." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B 235 (2005): 206. AbstractWebsite
Energies of the circular (n, ℓ = n − 1) 1 less-than-or-equals, slant n less-than-or-equals, slant 20 levels have been calculated for hydrogenlike sigmonic atoms with 1 less-than-or-equals, slant Z less-than-or-equals, slant 92, using the current world average sigma mass, as well as the electronic shift in Σ− + Ne e− + nucleus systems, where Ne stands for the number of electrons. The electronic influence on sigmonic orbitals has also been investigated through the computation of the hyperfine structure and the anomalous Σ− magnetic moment effects in sigmonic Be 2p states.
Santos, J. P., F. Parente, S. Boucard, and P. Indelicato. "X-ray energies of circular transitions in sigmonic atoms." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 235 (2005): 206-209. AbstractWebsite

Energies of the circular (n, ℓ = n − 1) 1 less-than-or-equals, slant n less-than-or-equals, slant 20 levels have been calculated for hydrogenlike sigmonic atoms with 1 less-than-or-equals, slant Z less-than-or-equals, slant 92, using the current world average sigma mass, as well as the electronic shift in Σ− + Ne e− + nucleus systems, where Ne stands for the number of electrons. The electronic influence on sigmonic orbitals has also been investigated through the computation of the hyperfine structure and the anomalous Σ− magnetic moment effects in sigmonic Be 2p states.Exo

2004
Santos, J. P., and M. F. Laranjeira. Métodos Matemáticos para Físicos e Engenheiros., 2004. Abstract
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Martins, M. C., A. M. Costa, J. P. Santos, F. Parente, and P. Indelicato. "Relativistic calculation of two-electron one-photon and hypersatellite transition energies for 12<=Z<=30 elements." Journal of Physics B: Atomic and Molecular Physics 37 (2004): 3785-3795. AbstractWebsite

Energies of two-electron one-photon transitions from initial double K-hole states were computed using the Dirac–Fock model. The transition energies of competing processes, the Ka hypersatellites, were also computed. The results are compared with experiment and to other theoretical calculations.

Dyke, J. M., G. Levita, A. Morris, J. S. Ogden, A. A. Dias, M. Algarra, J. P. Santos, M. L. Costa, P. Rodrigues, and M. T. Barros. "A Study of the Thermal Decomposition of 2-Azidoacetamide by Ultraviolet Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Matrix-Isolation Infrared Spectroscopy:  Identification of the Imine Intermediate H2NCOCHNH." The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 108 (2004): 5299-5307. AbstractWebsite

The thermal decomposition of 2-azidoacetamide (N3CH2CONH2) has been studied by matrix-isolation infrared spectroscopy and real-time ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy. N2, CH2NH, HNCO, CO, NH3, and HCN are observed as high-temperature decomposition products, while at lower temperatures, the novel imine intermediate H2NCOCHNH is observed in the matrix-isolation IR experiments. The identity of this intermediate is confirmed both by ab initio molecular orbital calculations of its IR spectrum and by the temperature dependence and distribution of products in the photoelectron spectroscopy (PES) and IR studies. Mechanisms are proposed for the formation and decomposition of the intermediate consistent both with the observed results and with estimated activation energies based on pathway calculations.

Rodrigues, G. C., P. Indelicato, J. P. Santos, P. Patté, and F. Parente. "Systematic calculation of total atomic energies of ground state configurations." Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables 86 (2004): 117-233. AbstractWebsite

We present a systematic study of atomic binding energies, in the Dirac–Fock approximation, for the Lithium (3 electrons) to the Dubnium (105 electrons) isoelectronic series. In each series we have considered all atomic numbers from the one corresponding to the neutral atom up to Z=118. We have obtained the ground state configurations for several heavy ions with charge larger than one.

2003
Santos, J. P., F. Parente, and Y. K. Kim. "Cross sections for K-shell ionization of atoms by electron impact." Journal of Physics B: Atomic and Molecular Physics 36 (2003): 4211-4224. AbstractWebsite

The relativistic version of the binary-encounter Bethe (BEB) model is used to calculate cross sections for K-shell ionization of atoms by electron impact. The BEB model requires only two atomic constants, the binding energy and kinetic energy of the K electrons. These constants are listed for carbon to antimony. Comparisons with available experimental data on N, O, Na, Al, Cl, Ca, Cu, Se and Sb show good agreement. The K-shell ionization cross sections for C, Mg, P, S, Cr, As and Cd are tabulated.

Santos, J. P., F. Parente, S. Boucard, and P. Indelicato. "Energy levels of hydrogenlike kaonic atoms." Hyperfine Interactions 146-147 (2003): 325. AbstractWebsite

Energies of the [( n ,l= n -1),1= n =20] and the [( n ,l= n -2),2= n =20] levels have been calculated for several hydrogenlike kaonic atoms throughout the periodic table, using the current world average kaon mass. Calculations were done in the framework of the Klein–Gordon equation, with finite nuclear size and all-order vacuum polarization corrections.

Indelicato, P., G. C. Rodrigues, J. P. Santos, P. Patté, J. P. Marques, and F. Parente. "Systematic calculation of Total Atomic Binding Energies." Hyperfine Interactions 146-147 (2003): 115-119. Abstract
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Santos, J. P., M. L. Costa, and F. Parente. "Theoretical study of the molecular properties of methyl azidoformate and ethyl azidoformate." Journal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM 639 (2003): 109-115. AbstractWebsite

Ab initio calculations have been performed to study the methyl azidoformate (N3COOCH3) and the ethyl azidoformate (N3COOCH2CH3). Several molecular properties, such as conformational equilibrium, optimal geometry, and vibrational frequencies, have been computed for these molecules. Ionization energies based on Koopman's theorem were also computed.

Santos, J. P., M. C. Martins, A. M. Costa, P. Indelicato, and F. Parente. "Two-Electron One-Photon Transtion Relativistic Calculations for Low-Z Elements." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 205 (2003): 102-105. Abstract

Energies of two-electron one-photon transitions from initial double K-hole states and the transition energies of competing processes, namely K hyper-satellites, were computed for low-Z elements, using the multi-configuration Dirac–Fock method. Transition rates are also evaluated.

2001
Santos, J. P., M. F. Laranjeira, and F. Parente. "Calculation of the triple to double ionization cross-section ratio of Li in the suddem approximation." Europhysics Letters 55 (2001): 479. Abstract

The triple-to-double ionization cross-section ratio of Li in the high-energy limit was computed in the sudden approximation with relativistic wave functions. Together with the calculated value of Dalgarno and Sadeghpour (Phys. Rev. A, 46 (1992) R3591), for the Li double-to-single ionization cross-section ratio, the value of 6.263x10-5 was obtained for the triple-to-single ionization cross-section ratio. This value is in full agreement with Wehlitz et al. experimental value of (6.38+-2.40)x10-5 obtained recently with synchrotron radiation (Phys. Rev. Lett., 81 (1998) 1813).