Spreading and recurrence in anharmonic quantum-mechanical systems

Ellen B. Stechel, Robert N. Schwartz

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The dynamical evolution of gaussian wave packets initiating on the soft wall and on the hard wall of an anharmonic potential of one degree of freedom is studied. In particular, it is found that the coherent-state representation (CSR) is a unique representation for monitoring the spreading, the breaking-up, and the regrouping (recurrence) of these wave packets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)350-356
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 15 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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