Hydrogenoid Spectra with Central Perturbations
Through the Kreĭn-Višik-Birman extension scheme, unlike the previous classical analysis based on von Neumann's theory, we reproduce the construction and classification of all self-adjoint realisations of two intimately related models: the three-dimensional hydrogenoid-like Hamiltonians with singular perturbation supported at the centre (the nucleus), and the Schördinger operators on the halfline with Coulomb potentials centred at the origin. These two problems are technically equivalent, albeit sometimes treated by their own in the the literature. Based on such scheme, we then recover the formula to determine the eigenvalues of each self-adjoint extension, which are corrections to the non-relativistic hydrogenoid energy levels.We discuss in which respect the Kreĭn-Višik-Birman scheme is somehow more natural in yielding the typical boundary condition of self-adjointness at the centre of the perturbation and in identifying the eigenvalues of each extension.
Mathematics Subject Classification (2010) 34L10 . 34L15 . 34L16 . 47B15 . 47B25 . 47N20 . 81Q10 . 81Q80
Quantum hydrogenoid Hamiltonians, Schrödinger-Coulomb on halfline, Self-adjoint extensions, Kreĭn-Višik-Birman theory, Whittaker functions, Point interactions