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For many electron atoms the perturbation Hamiltonian is represented by a sum of terms of the type in Eq. 7 with one term for each pair of electrons3. The van der Waals Hamiltonian is responsible for lowering the ground state energy of the two-atom system. The van der Waals bonding is an effect of this interaction. , it leads to energy transfer from one excited atom to the other atom. This is one of several examples of interactions that produce both static and dynamical effects. Summary This section presents a quantum-mechanical treatment of the van der Waals' interaction by considering two hydrogen atoms at such a distance that their wavefunctions do not overlap.

In steady state wNd = -Nj =0 (124) But Nd,=ND-Nd Fig. 8. Donor system in the absence of activators. (125) 35 Then Nd. ,-„ (126) On the other hand, using the result of Eq. 123 N(t=const\ p\t)dt = constj e~("'T)dt = const x (127) Therefore the value of the constant is WND and in general Nd,=wNDj™p(t)dt (128) The quantum yield of luminescence is given by Nd in presence of activators _ Na in absence of activators WN D)0 ~P^dt vfiVDr (129) 1 f°°— =- \ p(t)dt T JO Comparing this result with Eq. 119 we can conclude that quantum yields can be measured by either the pulsed excitation method or the continuous excitation method.

Dynamical Effects of the Interaction Consider a system with a time-independent Hamiltonian H0. The time-dependent Schrodinger equation is H0W = ih^at (20) If the system is in a stationary state labeled i w(t) = ¥i(t) = e-KE>'n)'wi(0) (21) where the energy values are given by HoWi(0) = EiWi(Q) (22) We shall assume that the wavefunctions \|fi(t) are orthonormal. Let us now suppose that the system is subjected to a time-dependent perturbation represented by /f(t). The system will be represented by a wavefunction \|f(t) such that Hyr{t) = (H0+H' )¥(t) = i h ^ at We can expand ty(t) in terms of the complete set \|fj(t) (23) 7 (24) V(0 = XcI-(rV,-(0 i If ff=0, the coefficients ci's are time-independent.