Quasibound-state resonances for a particle in a two-dimensional well

B. F. Bayman, C. J. Mehoke

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The problem of a particle moving in a two-dimensional potential well is used to illustrate many of the features of collisions between systems with internal structure. Resonance phenomena are shown to occur when the total energy is close to the energy of a quasibound state, and the width of the resonance is related to the coupling between the quasibound state and the open channels. Explicit calculations are performed for a rectangular potential well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)875-883
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Physics
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1983

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