We present detailed comparisons between the two quantal approaches--hyperspherical close-coupling and common-reaction-coordinate close-coupling methods--on an exemplary case of He²⁺ + H(1s) collisions at center-of-mass energy from 20eV up to 1.6keV. It is shown that the partial-wave charge-transfer cross sections from the two approaches agree very well at low energy below 200eV down to 30eV. This good agreement is a strong indication of the validity of both methods. The small difference at very low energies and the convergence with respect to the number of channels in both approaches at higher energies are also discussed.
A. Le et al., "Comparison of Hyperspherical vs. Common-Reaction-Coordinate Close-Coupling Methods for Ion-Atom Collisions At Low Energies," Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, vol. 69, no. 6, American Physical Society (APS), Jun 2004.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.69.062703
Keywords and Phrases
Approximation Theory; Boundary Conditions; Charge Transfer; Electrons; Perturbation Techniques; Probability Distributions; Rate Constants; Switching Functions, Common-Reaction-Coordinate (CRC) Close-Coupling Methods; Electron Translation Factors (ETF); Hyperspherical Close-Coupling (HSCC) Methods; Perturbed-Stationary-State (PSS) Approximation, Molecular Dynamics
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