Monte Carlo method for the many-body scattering problem

Y. Alhassid, S. E. Koonin

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The non-relativistic many-body scattering problem is cast in a form suitable for treatment by Monte Carlo methods. The formulation is based on resonant standing waves of the compound system, similar to those used in the R-matrix theory of nuclear reactions. Integral expressions are derived from which the scattering matrix elements at low energies can be evaluated. The method is demonstrated by application to simple one- and two-channel one-dimensional scattering problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-132
Number of pages25
JournalAnnals of Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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