Quantum Trajectory Description of the Time-Independent (Inverse) Fermi Accelerator

M. S. Hussein, B. Poirier

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We re-examine the (inverse) Fermi accelerator problem by resorting to a quantum trajectory description of the dynamics. Quantum trajectories are generated from the time-independent Schrödinger equation solutions, using a unipolar treatment for the (light) confined particle and a bipolar treatment for the (heavy) movable wall. Analytic results are presented for the exact coupled two-dimensional problem, as well as for the adiabatic and mixed quantum-classical approximations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-203
Number of pages11
JournalBrazilian Journal of Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2021


  • Born-Oppenheimer approximation
  • Chemical physics
  • Energy dissipation
  • Fermi accelerator
  • Mixed quantum-classical
  • Nuclear physics
  • Quantum dynamics
  • Quantum friction
  • Quantum trajectories


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