Scattering Theory
Topics
Scattering Theory -- Cross Section, Lab vs Center of Mass Frame
Time Dependent Formalism -- S Matrix and T Matrix, relation to scattering amplitude and cross section
Approximations: Born Series, Partial Wave Expansion --- universality of low energy scattering, scattering length and effective range
Singularity Structure of S Matrices: Bound States and Resonances
Multichannel Scattering: Inelastic and Elastic Cross Sections, Feshbach Resonances, Spatial Profile of Targets: Form and Structure Factors
References
J. J. Sakurai, Modern Quantum Mechanics
L. D. Landau and L. M. Lifshitz, Quantum Mechanics
J. R. Taylor, Quantum Theory of Non Relativistic Collisions
Lecture Notes
Lecture 1
Lecture 2
Lecture 3
Lecture 4
Lecture 5