• RAY HASI

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    • Collision between two ortho-positronium (Ps) atoms: A four-body Coulomb problem

      RAY HASI

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      The elastic collision between two ortho-positronium (e.g. $S = 1$) atoms is studied using an {\it ab-initio} static exchange model (SEM) in the centre of mass (CM) frame by considering the system as a four-body Coulomb problem where all the Coulomb interaction terms in the direct and exchange channels are treated exactly. A coupled channel methodology in momentum space is used to solve Lippman–Schwinger equation following the integral approach. A new SEM code is developed in which the Born–Oppenheimer (BO) scattering amplitude acts as input to derive the SEM amplitude adapting the partial wave analysis. The $s$-, $p$- and $d$-wave elastic phase shifts and the corresponding partial cross-sections for the spin alignment $S = 0$, i.e., singlet (+) and $S = 2$, i.e., triplet (−) states are studied. An augmented Born approximation is used to includethe contribution of higher partial waves more accurately to determine the total/integrated elastic cross-section $(\sigma)$, the quenching cross-section (σq) and ortho-to-para conversion ratio $(\sigma/\sigma q)$. The effective range theory is used to determine the scattering lengths and effective ranges in the s-wave elastic scattering. The theory includes the non-adiabatic short-range effects due to exchange.

    • The dependence of scattering length on van derWaals interaction and reduced mass of the system in two-atomic collision at cold energies

      RAY HASI

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      The static exchange model (SEM) and the modified static exchange model (MSEM) recently introduced by Ray in {\it Pramana – J. Phys.} 83, 907 (2014) are used to study the elastic collision between two hydrogen-like atoms when both are in ground states by considering the system as a four-body Coulomb system in the centre of mass frame, in which all the Coulomb interaction terms in direct and exchange channels are treated exactly. The SEM includes the non-adiabatic short-range effect due to electron exchange. The MSEM added init, the long-range effect due to induced dynamic dipole polarizabilities between the atoms e.g., the van der Waals interaction. Applying the SEM code in different H-like two-atomic systems, a reduced mass $(\mu)$ dependence on the scattering length is observed. Again, applying the MSEM code on H(1s)–H(1s) elastic scattering and varying the minimum values of interatomic distance $R_0$, the dependence of scattering length on the effective interatomic potential consistent with the existing physics is observed. Both these basic findings in low and cold energy atomic collision physics are quite useful and are being reported for the first time.

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