Novel algorithm for simulation of 3D quantum reactive atom-diatom scattering

A.S. Gevorkyan, G.G. Balint-Kurti, G. Nyman
2010 Procedia Computer Science  
A new approach is described to the evaluation of the quantum scattering S-matrix in 3D atom-diatom reactive collision. The theory is developed in terms of natural collision coordinates where the coordinate reaction fulfills the same role as a time in a time-dependent scattering formulation. Having written the full wavefunction of the particles system in the coupled-channel representation we have proved that the 3D multi-channel scattering problem can be reduced to the inelastic
more » ... t problem which is described by system of ordinary differential equations (ODE) of second order. The system of coupled-channel second order ODEs exactly is reduced to the system of integro-differential equations (IDE) of first order which is solved with the initial conditions. The problem of Koshi for the system of IDEs is proposed to be solved by the method of Runge-Kutta of fourth order. The detailed algorithm for parallel simulation of initial 3D scattering problem is proposed. In result of simulation of IDEs the full wavefunction and all S-matrix elements of reactive transitions and state-to-state cross section are obtained simultaneously without other extra calculations.
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2010.04.133 fatcat:dgb54oitjjhjlidn2bzchyeloa