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Quantum Surfing

Rasinskaite, D., Strange, P. (2020) Quantum Surfing. European Journal of Physics, 42 (18). Article Number 015402. ISSN 0143-0807. E-ISSN 1361-6404. (doi:10.1088/1361-6404/abbab0) (KAR id:85664)


Here we report a project in which time-dependent supersymmetry has been employed to derive a new potential and eigen- functions that satisfy the Schr ̈odinger equation. The supersymmetry method is outlined and we apply it to a wavefunction obeying the free-particle Schr ̈odinger equation. This leads to an exactly soluble model in which a quantum particle is seen to “surf” on a time-dependent potential. The model can be solved and understood within both classical and quantum mechanics and the relationship between the two approaches is discussed. The mathematics of this formalism is accessible to a final year British undergraduate making supersymmetry derived Hamiltonians suitable as a final year theoretical physics research project.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1088/1361-6404/abbab0
Additional information: Work done under the auspices of the Physics of Quantum Materials research group
Uncontrolled keywords: quantum surfing supersymmetry
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > QC174.12 Quantum theory
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Depositing User: Paul Strange
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2021 15:37 UTC
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2021 00:00 UTC
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