• B Talukdar

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    • Scattering contributions to the internal partition function of a diatomic molecular system

      B Talukdar M Chatterji P Banerjee

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      An analytical expression for the phase shift contribution to the internal partition function for the Morse potential is derived by using an approximate Jost function. This function is shown to be a convergent sum. The numerical results obtained for H2 and HCl show the partition function to be a monotonically increasing function of temperature. This observation agrees with the results of Rogers and co-workers.

    • Wave functions from an off-energy-shell generalisation of the Gordon’s method

      B Talukdar U Das

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      An ansatz is introduced in the Gordon’s method for nonlocal separable potentials to construct expressions for off-shell wave functions associated with the physical, regular and standing wave boundary conditions. This method has certain calculational advantages and is particularly suitable for dealing with potentials of higher rank. Results obtained for the Mongan case IV potential agree with those derived by the complicated techniques.

    • Two-potential formula continued off-the-energy-shell

      B Talukdar M Chatterji M Kundu

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      We derive an off-energy-shell generalization of the two-potential formula by using a coordinate-space approach and apply the formalism to construct algorithms for studying spatial behaviour of the fully off-shellT matrix. We also suggest some future applications of the proposed theory.

    • Scattering on energy-dependent separable potentials

      K Niyogi R N Panigrahi D Roy B Talukdar

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      We derive a coordinate space approach to energy-dependent separable potentials and clearly demonstrate its calculational advantage. The results presented include expressions for (i) low-energy scattering parameters and (ii) off-energy-shellT andK matrices. We study energy dependence of the effective potential with particular emphasis on cross-channel suppression effects.

    • Equivalent potentials for a nonsymmetric non-local interaction

      G C Sett U Laha B Talukdar

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      Scattering formalisms which incorporate antisymmetrization of the projectile with respect to identical particles in the target result in a nonsymmetric non-local interaction. Such an interaction constraints the relative wavefunctions to be orthogonal to redundant states forbidden by the Pauli principle. Concentrating on the nonsymmetric non-local kernel of Saito we try to visualize the mechanisms by which a potential can ensure the required orthogonality. We achieve this by replacing the Saito kernel by an effective symmetric non-local potential. The constructed symmetric potential is found to be phase-equivalent only but not off-shell equivalent to the original kernel. This difference in the off-shell behaviour is attributed to the dynamical origin simulating the redundant states. In close analogy with one of our recent works we also derive an energy-momentum dependent equivalent to the local potential. Our solution of the pseudo inverse problem is exact and provides a basis for writing the phase—and quasiphase—equations. We present numerical results in support of this.

    • Phase-function method for velocity-dependent potentials

      G C Sett B Talukdar

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      We have adapted the phase-function method for studying on- and off-shell properties of velocity-dependent potentials. The main result presented in this paper is an ansatz for the interpolatingT-matrix function (on- or off- the energy-shell as the case may). Based on this ansatz we have presented an efficient method for computing the off-shell extension function which plays a role in the theories of three particle system. We have demonstrated this by means of a model calculation.

    • Half-shellT matrix for Coulomb-modified Graz separable potential

      U Laha B Talukdar

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      We construct a closed form expression for the off-shell Jost function for scattering by the Coulomb-distorted Graz separable potential and express it in the ‘maximal reduced form’. Our result is particularly suitable for numerical computation. We present a case study in support of this and examine the role of Coulomb interaction in thep — p half-shell scattering in the1S0 channel.

    • Phase-function method for complex potentials

      A K Jana J Pal T Nandi B Talukdar

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      We consider the scattering problem for absorptive interactions within the framework of phase-function method. A Green’s function approach is used to derive the phase equation. As a case study we apply the algorithm presented on a shallow α-α potential, the real and imaginary parts of which have been deduced from experimental data. The real and imaginary parts of theS-wave phase shift are found to vary smoothly with energy while those forD andG waves show some fluctuations in the low-energy region. It is shown that studies in spatial behaviour of the phase function provide a plausible explanation for the dynamical origin of these fluctuations.

    • Optical theorem and Aharonov-Bohm scattering

      M M Panja P K Bera B Talukdar

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      A rigorous derivation of the optical theorem (OT) from the conservation of probability flux (CPF) is presented for scattering on an arbitrary spherically symmetric potential inN-spatial dimensions (ND). The constructed expression for the OT is found to yield the corresponding well-known results for two- and three-dimensional cases in a rather natural way. The Aharonov-Bohm (AB) effect is considered as a scattering event of an electron by a magnetic field confined in an infinitely long shielded solenoid and a similar derivation is attempted for an appropriate optical theorem. Our current understanding of the scattering theory is found to be inadequate for the purpose. The reason for this is discussed in some detail.

    • Korteweg-de Vries hierarchy using the method of base equations

      Subhendu Chakrabarti J Pal B Talukdar

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      A base-equation method is implemented to realize the hereditary algebra of the Korteweg-de Vries (KdV) hierarchy and the N-soliton manifold is reconstructed. The novelty of our approach is that, it can in a rather natural way, predict other nonlinear evolution equations which admit local conservation laws. Significantly enough, base functions themselves are found to provide a basis to regard the KdV-like equations as higher order degenerate bi-Lagrangian systems.

    • Solitons, compactons and undular bores in Benjamin–Bona–Mahony-like systems


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      We examine the effect of dissipation on travelling waves in nonlinear dispersive systems modelled by Benjamin–Bona–Mahony (BBM)-like equations. In the absence of dissipation, the BBM-like equations are found to support soliton and compacton/anticompacton solutions depending on whether the dispersive term islinear or nonlinear. We study the influence of increasing nonlinearity of the medium on the soliton and compacton dynamics. The dissipative effect is found to convert the solitons either to undular bores or to shock-like waves depending on the degree of nonlinearity of the equations. The anticompacton solutions are also transformed to undular bores by the effect of dissipation. But the compactons tend to vanish due to viscous effects. The local oscillatory structures behind the bores and/or shock-like waves in the case of solitons and anticompactons are found to depend sensitively both on the coefficient of viscosity and solution of the unperturbed problem.

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