
Accession Number : AD0667212
Title : APPROACH TO THE THREEBODY SCATTERING PROBLEM.
Descriptive Note : Physical sciences research papers no. 347,
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS
Personal Author(s) : Jasperse,John R.
Report Date : DEC 1967
Pagination or Media Count : 19
Abstract : The 'partial wavefunction approach' to the threebody scattering problem is used to derive some new equations for the wavefunction. All scattering processes are solutions of inhomogeneous coupled integral equations for the scattered parts of the total wavefunction. The Pauli principle is incorporated when two or all of the particles are identical. This leads to a reduction in the number of independent scattered partial wavefunctions when two or all of the particles are identical. The kernels in the integral equations contain no delta functions but each scattered partial wavefunction does have a selfcoupling term. Applied to the scattering of three identical bosons interacting through zerorange pair potentials, the method gives the same equation as obtained by the Faddeev Tmatrix approach. (Author)
Descriptors : (*NUCLEAR SCATTERING, WAVE FUNCTIONS), POTENTIAL THEORY, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), BOSONS, INTERACTIONS, QUANTUM STATISTICS
Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE