Algebraic solution of the problem of two Coulomb centres - The continuous spectrum

Tamaz Kereselidze, Irakli Noselidze, Alexander Devdariani

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The two-Coulomb-centre problem for the continuous spectrum is treated in prolate spheroidal coordinates. Solutions of the one-dimensional equations that are obtained after separation of spatial variables in the Schrodinger equation are found for large distances R between the Coulomb centres. The solutions are obtained in a closed algebraic form convenient for their further application. The obtained solutions present the expansions of the exact eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of the quasiradial and quasiangular equations in inverse powers of R. The derived wavefunctions allow us to investigate completely the cosmological recombination problem, namely, to include in the calculation a quasimolecular mechanism of formation of atomic hydrogen in the early universe.

Original languageEnglish
Article number105003
Pages (from-to)105003
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2019

Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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