On point interactions realised as Ter-Martirosyan-Skornyakov Hamiltonians
For quantum systems of zero-range interaction we discuss the mathematical scheme within which modelling the two-body interaction by means of the physically relevant ultra-violet asymptotics known as the ``Ter-Martirosyan--Skornyakov condition'' gives rise to a self-adjoint realisation of the corresponding Hamiltonian. This is done within the self-adjoint extension scheme of Krein, Visik, and Birman. We show that the Ter-Martirosyan--Skornyakov asymptotics is a condition of self-adjointness only when is imposed in suitable functional spaces, and not just as a point-wise asymptotics, and we discuss the consequences of this fact on a model of two identical fermions and a third particle of different nature.
Point interactions, self-adjoint extensions, Krein-Visik-BIrman theory, Ter-Martirosyan-Skornyakov operators