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Fock-Tani Transformation And A First-Order Theory Of Charge Transfer, P. C. Ojha, M. D. Girardeau, J. D. Gilbert, Jack C. Straton Jan 1986

Fock-Tani Transformation And A First-Order Theory Of Charge Transfer, P. C. Ojha, M. D. Girardeau, J. D. Gilbert, Jack C. Straton

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A unitary (Fock-Tani) transformation of the second-quantized Hamiltonian breaks the interaction into its component parts, e.g., elastic scattering, inelastic scattering, rearrangement interaction, etc. The interaction for a particular process is ‘‘weaker’’ than the overall interaction; this is reflected in certain orthogonality corrections which appear in a perturbation expansion of the T-matrix element. As a result, the internuclear potential makes a negligible contribution of order me/mp to the first-order amplitude for charge transfer. We find very good agreement with experimental and the best available theoretical results for the total cross section for the reaction p+H ...