Stationarity principle for quantum-mechanical resonance states

Donald G. Truhlar, C. Alden Mead

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We show that the quantum-mechanical time-reversal operator provides a satisfying formulation of the generalized dilatation transformation for forming scalar products with partial complex conjugation, and leads to a theoretically justified stationarity principle for finding resonances (i.e., metastable states) in atomic and molecular systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2593-2602
Number of pages10
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1990


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