Bound states and energy eigenvalues of a radial screened coulomb potential

E. Stachura, Kennesaw State University
N. Hancock, Kennesaw State University


We analyze bound states and other properties of solutions of a radial Schrödinger equation with a new screened Coulomb potential. In particular, we employ hypervirial relations to obtain eigen-energies for a Hydrogen atom with this potential. Additionally, we appeal to a sharp estimate for a modified Bessel function to estimate the ground state energy of such a system. Finally, when the angular quantum number ℓ ≠ 0, we obtain evidence for a critical screening parameter, above which bound states cease to exist.