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Time Fractional Schr\"odinger Equation; Fox's H-functions and the Effective Potential

Authors
  • Bayin, Selcuk S.
Type
Published Article
Publication Date
Oct 20, 2012
Submission Date
Mar 16, 2011
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1063/1.4773100
Source
arXiv
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Abstract

After introducing the formalism of the general space and time fractional Schr\"odinger equation, we concentrate on the time fractional Schr\"odinger equation and present new results via the elegant language of Fox's H-functions. We show that the general time dependent part of the wave function for the separable solutions of the time fractional Schr\"odinger equation is the Mittag-Leffler function with an imaginary argument by two different methods. After separating the Mittag-Leffler function into its real and imaginary parts, in contrast to existing works, we show that the total probability is less than one and decays with time. Introducing the effective potential approach, we also write the Mittag-Leffler function with an imaginary argument as the product of its purely decaying and purely oscillating parts. In the light of these, we reconsider the simple box problem. PACS numbers: 03.65.Ca, 02.50.Ey, 02.30.Gp, 03.65.Db

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