Singular inverse square potential in coordinate space with a minimal length

Djamil Bouaziz*, Tolga Birkandan

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Abstract

The problem of a particle of mass m in the field of the inverse-square potential α∕r2 is studied in quantum mechanics with a generalized uncertainty principle, characterized by the existence of a minimal length. Using the coordinate representation, for a specific form of the generalized uncertainty relation, we solve the deformed Schrödinger equation analytically in terms of confluent Heun functions. We explicitly show the regularizing effect of the minimal length on the singularity of the potential. We discuss the problem of bound states in detail and we derive an expression for the energy spectrum in a natural way from the square integrability condition; the results are in complete agreement with the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-74
Number of pages13
JournalAnnals of Physics
Volume387
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017

Bibliographical note

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Funding

We thank Prof. Mahmut Hortaçsu for fruitful discussions and Prof. Michel Bawin for reading the manuscript. We also thank the referee for interesting comments and constructive criticisms that allowed us to improve the manuscript. The work of DB is supported by the Algerian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research , under the CNEPRU Project No. D01720140007 . The research of TB is supported by TUBITAK, the Scientific and Technological Council of Turkey.

FundersFunder number
Scientific and Technological Council of Turkey
TUBITAK
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research

    Keywords

    • Generalized uncertainty principle
    • Inverse square potential
    • Minimal length
    • Singular potential

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