Spectral-shift and scattering-equivalent Hamiltonians on a coarse momentum grid
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Lippmann-Schwinger equationPhase shiftsMomentum gridEquivalent hamiltonianScattering (Physics)
Gómez-Rocha, M., & Arriola, E. R. (2020). Spectral-shift and scattering-equivalent Hamiltonians on a coarse momentum grid. Physics Letters B, 800, 135107.
SponsorshipThis work is supported by the Spanish MINECO and European FEDER funds (grants FIS2014-59386-P and FIS2017-85053-C2-1-P) and Junta de Andalucía (grant FQM-225).
The solution of the scattering problem based on the Lippmann-Schwinger equation requires in many cases a discretization of the spectrum in the continuum which does not respect the unitary equivalence of the S-matrix on the finite grid. We present a new prescription for the calculation of phase shifts based on the shift that is produced in the spectrum of a Chebyshev-angle variable. This is analogous to the energy shift that is produced in the energy levels of a scattering process in a box, when an interaction is introduced. Our formulation holds for any momentum grid and preserves the unitary equivalence of the scattering problem on the finite momentum grid. We illustrate this procedure numerically considering the non-relativistic NN case for 1S0 and 3S1 channels. Our spectral shift formula provides much more accurate results than the previous ones and turns out to be at least as competitive as the standard procedures for calculating phase shifts.