Wavepacket-Wavepacket Scattering

Jon J.V. Maestri, Rubin H. Landau, Physics Department, Oregon State University
Manuel J. Paez, Physics Department, University of Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia

movieA simple and explicit technique for the numerical solution of the two-particle, time-dependent Schrvdinger equation is assembled and tested. The technique can handle interparticle potentials that are arbitrary functions of the coordinates of each particle, arbitrary initial and boundary conditions, and multi-dimensional equations. Plots and animations are given here and on the World Wide Web of the scattering of two wavepackets in one dimension.