A simplified quantum mechanical model of diatomic molecules

Lars Drud Nielsen

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A one-dimensional molecule model with Coulomb potentials replaced by delta functions is introduced. The mathematical simplicity of the model facilitates the quantum mechanical treatment and offers a straightforward demonstration of the essentials of two-particle problems. In spite of the crudeness of the model, quantitative results are obtained in fair agreement with those of a true hydrogen molecule.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Journal of Physics
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)889-892
Publication statusPublished - 1978

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