Bound states in bottomless potentials

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Abstract

The classical and quantum dynamics on potentials that are asymptotically unbounded were discussed. It was found that quantum bound states existed in certain bottomless potentials. It was found that only a set of zero measure of classical trajectories can escape to infinity. Dissipative effects can bring a particle into its ground state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141041-141042
Number of pages2
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume66
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Bound states in bottomless potentials. / Vachaspati, Tanmay.

In: Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Vol. 66, No. 1, 07.2002, p. 141041-141042.

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