An exactly soluble many channel scattering model

E. A. Rohlfing, J. G. Loeser, A. E. Depristo, H. Rabitz

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An exactly soluble model for many channel quantum scattering is presented which is a generalization of elastic scattering from a square radial potential. Through the appropriate choice of channel energies and couplings, as well as total energy and potential strength, this model is readily applicable to a wide variety of scattering problems. The relative simplicity of the calculations allows one to characterize a system easily in terms of the relevant collision parameters (basis set size, coupling strengths, etc.). Moreover, the analytic nature of the solutions enables one to interpret the results of such calculations directly. Two applications are presented which illustrate the capabilities of the model and demonstrate interesting scattering behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)464-472
Number of pages9
JournalThe Journal of chemical physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1980

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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