Semi-relativistic reflection and transmission coefficients for two spinless particles separated by a rectangular-shaped potential barrier

Authors: Thylwe, K.-E., Oluwadare, O. J., Oyewumi, K.J.
Document Type: Article
Pubstate: Accepted
Journal: Commun. Theor. Phys.
Volume: 66   389–395
Year: 2016


A generalized Schr ?odinger approximation, due to Ikhdair & Sever, of the semi-relativistic two-body problem with a rectangular barrier in 1+1 dimensions is compared with exact computations. Exact and approximate transmission and reflection coefficients are obtained in terms of local wave numbers. The approximate transmission and reflection coefficients turn out to be surprisingly accurate in an energy range |? ? V_0| < 2?c^2, where ? is the reduced mass, ? the scattering energy and V_0 the barrier top energy. The approximate wave numbers are less accurate.