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ERIC Number: EJ896426
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Simple One-Dimensional Quantum-Mechanical Model for a Particle Attached to a Surface
Fernandez, Francisco M.
European Journal of Physics, v31 n4 p961-967 Jul 2010
We present a simple one-dimensional quantum-mechanical model for a particle attached to a surface. It leads to the Schrodinger equation for a harmonic oscillator bounded on one side that we solve in terms of Weber functions and discuss the behaviour of the eigenvalues and eigenfunctions. We derive the virial theorem and other exact relationships as well as the asymptotic behaviour of the eigenvalues. We calculate the zero-point energy for model parameters corresponding to H adsorbed on Pd(1 0 0). The model is suitable for an advanced undergraduate or graduate course on quantum mechanics. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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