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Cylindrically symmetric potential function

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Homework Statement



I am trying solve the 3-D Schrodinger equation for a particle in a cylindrically symmetric potential. If it was the case of spherically symmetric potential, then we can approximate it to a central potential. But what will be the form of the potential in the cylindrically symmetric case? Can any suggest a way to derive it?

Homework Equations


central potential function is given by,
V=Ze^2/r



The Attempt at a Solution

 

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diazona
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Have you tried anything yet?

P.S. The obvious first step is to use cylindrical coordinates ;-)
 

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