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- Homework Statement
- Consider the following 1D scattering problem concerning two different spin particles: particle 1 (projectile) with spin ##s_{1}=\frac{1}{2}## in the state ##\ket{\frac{1}{2} \frac{1}{2}}## and particle 2 (target fixed at ##x=0##) with spin ##s_{2}=1## in the state ##\ket{1 0}##.

The interaction Hamiltonian is ##V=-\frac{\lambda}{h^2} \delta(x) \vec{s_1} \cdot \vec{s_2}##, with ##\lambda>0##.

Particle 1 approaches particle 2 from the left, with energy ##E##.

1) Determine the Hilbert space for this problem

2) Define the two CSCO (the canonical and the addition of angular momentum one) considering the total Hamiltonian

3) Determine the energies requiered to have bound states and find these states

4) Determine the energies requiered to have unbound states and find these states

5) Determine the spin of the particles after the collision

6) Compute the different transition probabilities of the projectile

- Relevant Equations
- ##H_{total}=H_1 \otimes ... \otimes H_N##

1) The Hilbert space for each particle and the system are:

##H_1={\ket{\frac{1}{2} \frac{1}{2}}; \ket{\frac{1}{2} -\frac{1}{2}}}##

##H_2={\ket{1 1}; \ket{1 0}; \ket{1 -1}}##

##H=H_1 \otimes H_2##

2) I'm not sure what "considering the total Hamiltonian" means, but I think that the two CSCO are:

Canonical: ##{(S_1)^2, (S_2)^2, S_{1z}, S_{2z}}##

Addition: ##{(S_1)^2, (S_2)^2, S^2, S_{z}}##3)4) As for these ones, I don't know how to proceed. I'd use partial wave analysis but the thing is that I don't know what to do with the spin part.

5)6) The initial state of the system is:

##\ket{1/2; 0}##, which is a state from the total Hilbert space.

Once I know the final state of the system, I'll be able to write the final state of the particle 1 in terms of the kets from ##H_1##. Then, the transition probability will be computed evaluating the square of the inner product between each ket from ##H_1## and the final state of particle 1.

But I don't know how to calculate the final state of the system. Should I rewrite the initial state in terms of the kets from other basis?

##H_1={\ket{\frac{1}{2} \frac{1}{2}}; \ket{\frac{1}{2} -\frac{1}{2}}}##

##H_2={\ket{1 1}; \ket{1 0}; \ket{1 -1}}##

##H=H_1 \otimes H_2##

2) I'm not sure what "considering the total Hamiltonian" means, but I think that the two CSCO are:

Canonical: ##{(S_1)^2, (S_2)^2, S_{1z}, S_{2z}}##

Addition: ##{(S_1)^2, (S_2)^2, S^2, S_{z}}##3)4) As for these ones, I don't know how to proceed. I'd use partial wave analysis but the thing is that I don't know what to do with the spin part.

5)6) The initial state of the system is:

##\ket{1/2; 0}##, which is a state from the total Hilbert space.

Once I know the final state of the system, I'll be able to write the final state of the particle 1 in terms of the kets from ##H_1##. Then, the transition probability will be computed evaluating the square of the inner product between each ket from ##H_1## and the final state of particle 1.

But I don't know how to calculate the final state of the system. Should I rewrite the initial state in terms of the kets from other basis?