Large-scale ab initio calculations of the electronic contribution to the electric quadrupole hyperfine constant B were performed for the 5s25p6s1,3Po1 excited states of neutral tin. To probe the sensitivity of B to different electron correlation effects, three sets of variational multiconfiguration Dirac-Hartree-Fock and relativistic configuration interaction calculations employing different strategies were carried out. In addition, a fourth set of calculations was based on the configuration interaction Dirac-Fock-Sturm theory. For the 5s25p6s 1Po1 state, the final value of B/Q=703(50) MHz/b differs by 0.4% from the one recently used by Yordanov et al. [Commun. Phys. 3, 107 (2020)] to extract the nuclear quadrupole moments Q for tin isotopes in the range 117−131Sn from collinear laser spectroscopy measurements. Efforts were made to provide a realistic theoretical uncertainty for the final B/Q value of the 5s25p6s 1Po1 state based on statistical principles and on correlation with the electronic contribution to the magnetic dipole hyperfine constant A.
- Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
- Atomic & molecular structure
- Electron correlation calculations for atoms & ions
- Fine & hyperfine structure