James F. Babb
Computation of properties and such for processes of interest for applications in astrophysics, atmospheric physics, cold-atom physics, and lighting science.

Accurate calculations of polarizabilities and hyperpolarizabilities for the Be+ ion, Li-Yan Tang, Jun-Yi Zhang, Zong-Chao Yan, Ting-Yun Shi, James F. Babb, and J. Mitroy, Physical Review A 80, 042511 (2009). Read the preprint abstract (this link also contains links to get the entire preprint.)

Non-relativistic ab initio calculations for 22S, 2 2P and 32D lithium isotopes: Applications to polarizabilities and dispersion interactions, Li-Yan Tang, Zong-Chao Yan, Ting-Yun Shi, and James F. Babb, Physical Review A 79, 062712 (2009). Read the preprint abstract (this link also contains links to get the entire preprint.)

Electric dipole polarizabilities at imaginary frequencies for the alkali-metal, alkaline-earth, and inert gas atoms, Andrei Derevianko, Sergey G. Porsev, and James F. Babb, Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables 96 (2010), 323-331. Read the preprint abstract (this link also contains links to get the entire preprint.)

Absorption spectrum in the wings of the potassium second resonance doublet broadened by helium, F. Shindo, J. F. Babb, K. Kirby, and K. Yoshino, J. Phys. B 40, 2841 (2007). Read the preprint abstract (this link also contains links to get the entire preprint.)

Long-range interactions between a He(23S) atom and a He(23P) atom for like isotopes, J.-Y. Zhang, Z.-C. Yan, D. Vrinceanu, J. F. Babb, H. R. Sadeghpour, Phys. Rev. A, 73, 022710 (2006). Read the preprint abstract (this link also contains links to get the entire preprint.)

Long-range interactions for He(nS)-He(n'S) and He(nS)-He(n'P), J.-Y. Zhang, Z.-C. Yan, D. Vrinceanu, J. F. Babb, H. R. Sadeghpour, , Phys. Rev. A 74, 014704 (2006). Read the preprint abstract (this link also contains links to get the entire preprint.)

Theoretical study of sodium and potassium resonance lines pressure broadened by helium atoms, Cheng Zhu, James F. Babb, and Alex Dalgarno, Phys. Rev. A, 73 (2006), 012506. Read the preprint abstract (this link also contains links to get the entire preprint.)

Theoretical study of pressure broadening of lithium resonance lines by helium atoms, Cheng Zhu, James F. Babb, and Alex Dalgarno, Phys. Rev. A, 71 (2005), 052710. Read the preprint abstract (this link also contains links to get the entire preprint.)

Ultracold collisions of metastable helium atoms, P.J. Leo, V. Venturi, I.B. Whittingham and J.F. Babb, Phys. Rev. A 64 (2001), 042710. Read the preprint abstract (this link also contains links to get the entire preprint.) Text file approximation to the paper. We predicted scattering lengths for spin-polarized metastable helium atomic collisions at ultracold temperatures including the uncertainty in the knowledge of the quintet molecular potential energy.

Theoretical study of the absorption spectra of the sodium dimer, H.-K. Chung, K. Kirby, and J.F. Babb. Phys. Rev. A, 63 (2001), 32516. Read the preprint abstract (this link also contains links to get the entire preprint.) Text file approximation to the preprint. Utilizing improved data for the sodium dimer from photoassociation spectroscopy, Feshbach resonance studies, and ultracold atomic collisions, as well as other data, we calculated the absorption coefficients for light in hot sodium vapors.

Theoretical and experimental studies of sodium-xenon absorption spectra and applications to lighting, J.F. Babb, H.-K. Chung, M. Shurgalin, K. Yoshino, K. Kirby, and W. Parkinson, in ``Atomic Processes in Plasmas: Twelfth Topical Conference,'' R. C. Mancini and R. A. Phaneuf, eds., AIP Press, New York, 2000, pp. 190-200.

Theoretical study of the absorption spectra of the lithium dimer, H.-K. Chung, K. Kirby, and J. F. Babb, Phys. Rev. A 60 (1999), pp. 2002-2008. Read the preprint abstract (this link also contains links to get the entire preprint.) Text file approximation to the preprint.

Molecule formation in dust-poor environments, J. F. Babb and K. P. Kirby, in "The molecular astrophysics of stars and galaxies-A volume honouring Alexander Dalgarno", T. W. Hartquist and D. A. Williams, eds., Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1998, pp. 11-34.
This is a topical review.

Radiative association and inverse predissociation of oxygen atoms, Physical Review A, vol. 51 (1995) 3021-3026. You can read the preprint abstract (this link also contains links to get the entire preprint).
The results of this study have been used in a model of the formation and destruction of silicon monoxide in a supernova, SN 1987A, see: Weihong Liu and A. Dalgarno, Astrophysical J., vol. 471 (1996), pp. 480-484 and (or?) Rob A. Gearhart, J. Craig Wheeler, and Douglas A. Swartz, Astrophysical J., vol. 510 (1999), pp. 944-966.

See also:
The radiative association of O and O+ , J. F. Babb, Zhuang Fan, and A. Dalgarno, J. Quant. Spect. Rad. Transfer, vol. 52 (1994), pp. 161-166

Continuum absorption of vibrationally excited O2 from 200-320 nm, J. F. Babb, Y. Sun, M. J. Jamieson, A. Dalgarno, and A. C. Allison, J. Quant. Spect. Rad. Transfer, vol. 50 (1993), pp. 579-583; Correction, ibid., vol. 51 (1994) p. 787, Errata

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