Theoretical Study of Inelastic IonAtom Collisions.
Abstract
Transformation theory is used to show that unique semiclassical atomic scattering states which obey the asymptotic conditions of formal scattering theory, can be derived by transforming nontravelling atomic states, i.e., states whose coordinate variables are referred to a stationary origin, to frames at rest with respect to the incoming or outgoing particles. An overview of the problem of properly defining such scattering states is presented. The operator which carries out the necessary transformation from inertial to noninertial frames is derived and its properties are discussed. The relation of this transformation operator to the translation factor discussed in the literature is presented. The application of this operator to transform the timedependent Schrodinger equation from an inertial to a noninertial frame is presented and the implications of these new terms to scattering problems are discussed.
 Publication:

Ph.D. Thesis
 Pub Date:
 January 1977
 Bibcode:
 1977PhDT........14S
 Keywords:

 Physics: Atomic;
 Atomic Theory;
 Inelastic Collisions;
 Inelastic Scattering;
 Ion Atom Interactions;
 Argon;
 Atomic Structure;
 Energy Transfer;
 Theoretical Physics;
 Atomic and Molecular Physics