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Advances in High Energy Physics
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 831938, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/831938
Research Article

Dirac Equation under Scalar and Vector Generalized Isotonic Oscillators and Cornell Tensor Interaction

1Physics Department, Shahrood University, Shahrood 36199-95161-316, Iran
2Department of Basic Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Shahrood Branch, Shahrood, Iran
3Theoretical Physics Group, Department of Physics, University of Port Harcourt, PMB 5323, Choba, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
4Department of Basic Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Garmsar Branch, Garmsar, Iran

Received 6 September 2014; Accepted 13 November 2014; Published 30 November 2014

Academic Editor: Shi-Hai Dong

Copyright © 2014 H. Hassanabadi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The publication of this article was funded by SCOAP3.

Abstract

Spin and pseudospin symmetries of Dirac equation are solved under scalar and vector generalized isotonic oscillators and Cornell potential as a tensor interaction for arbitrary quantum number via the analytical ansatz approach. The spectrum of the system is numerically reported for typical values of the potential parameters.

1. Introduction

The solution of the fundamental dynamical equations is an interesting phenomenon in many fields of physics. The relativistic Dirac equation which describes the motion of spin particle [1]. Within the framework of Dirac equation, pseudospin and spin symmetries are used to study features of deformed nuclei, superdeformation, and effective shell model [2]. The concept of SUSYQM provides theoretical physicists with a powerful tool to deal with nonrelativistic Schrödinger equation. The pseudospin symmetry is referred to as a quasidegeneracy of single nucleon doublets with nonrelativistic quantum number and (,  ,  ), where ,  , and are single nucleon radial, orbital, and total angular quantum numbers [3] and it was shown that the exact pseudospin symmetry occurs in the Dirac equation when ; that is, ., where and are repulsive vector potential and attractive scalar potential, respectively. Details of recent review of spin and pseudospin symmetries are given in [4]. These symmetries, under various phenomenological potentials, have been investigated using various methods such as Nikiforov-Uvarov (NU), supersymmetric quantum mechanics (SUSSYQM) and shape invariance (SI), ansatz approach, and asymptotic iteration (AIM) [515]. In recent years, the Dirac equation with different potentials in relativistic quantum mechanics with spin and pseudospin symmetry has been investigated [1625]. The main aim of the present paper is to obtain approximate solutions of the Dirac equation with scalar and vector generalized isotonic oscillators and Cornell tensor interaction under the above mentioned symmetry limits. The isotonic oscillator potential consists of the harmonic oscillator plus centrifugal barrier which is of great interest in the theory of coherent states [26] and quantum optics [27] and in the analysis of the isochronous oscillator [28]. This potential is important because of its relation with supersymmetric quantum mechanics [29]. The two-dimensional version of the isotonic potential is superintegrable and usually is referred to as the Smorodinsky-Winternitz potential [30]. Here, we make use of the ansatz approach to deal with this complicated equation. A survey on the application of this technique to other wave equations including Dirac, Schrödinger, Klein-Gordon, spinless-Salpeter, and DKP equations can be found in [3139]. The paper is organized as follows. In Section 2, we give a brief introduction of the supersymmetry quantum mechanics (SUSYQM). In Section 3, the Dirac equation is written for spin and pseudospin including the Cornell tensor interaction term. We next propose a physical ansatz solution to the equation and we solve the Dirac equation under these symmetries in Section 4. Finally, conclusion is presented in Section 5.

2. Dirac Equation including Tensor Coupling

In spherical coordinates, the Dirac equation with both scalar potential and vector potential can be expressed as [1, 2] where is the relativistic energy of the system; and are the 4 × 4 Dirac matrices; p is the momentum operator, . For a particle in a spherical field, the total angular momentum operator and spin-orbit matrix operator commute with the Dirac Hamiltonian, where and are the Pauli matrix and orbital angular momentum, respectively. The eigenvalues of are for aligned spin (, , etc.) and for unaligned spin (, , etc.). The complete set of the conservative quantities can be taken as ,  ,  ,  . As shown in [15], by taking the spherically symmetric Dirac spinor wave functions as where and are the radial wave functions of the upper and lower components, respectively, and , respectively, stand for spin and pseudospin spherical harmonics that are coupled to the angular momentum and is the projection of the angular momentum on the -axis. The orbital angular momentum quantum numbers and refer to the upper and lower components, respectively. The quasidegenerate doublet structure can be expressed in terms of pseudospin angular momentum and pseudoorbital angular momentum , which is defined as for aligned spin and for unaligned spin . As shown in [1, 2], substituting (2) into (1) yields two coupled differential equations as follows:

We consider the difference potential and sum potential as and , respectively.

The spin-orbit quantum number is related to the orbital angular momentum quantum number . By eliminating in (3) and in (4), we obtain the following two second-order differential equations for the upper and lower components:

We have and .

3. Pseudospin and Spin Symmetric Solutions

3.1. Pseudospin Symmetry Limit

The pseudospin symmetry occurs when or equivalently . [1, 2]. Here, we work on

For the tensor term, we consider the Cornell potential

Substitution of these two terms into (6) gives where and for and , respectively.

3.2. Spin Symmetry Limit

In the spin symmetry limit or . [15], we consider

Substitution of the later into (5) gives where and for and , respectively.

4. The Ansatz Solution

4.1. Solution of the Pseudospin Symmetry Limit

In the previous section, we obtained a Schrodinger-like equation of the form where

The latter fails to admit exact analytical solutions. Therefore, we follow the ansatz approach with the starting square where

By substitution of and into (14) and then taking the second-order derivative of the obtained equation, we can get By considering the case , from (14)–(16), we find By comparing the corresponding powers of  (12) and (18), we have

Equation (19) gives

Actually, to have well-behaved solutions of the radial wave function at boundaries, namely, the origin and the infinity, we need to take from (19) as

Form (13), (19), and (20), the ground-state energy satisfies

From (14), (16), and (20), we simply have the upper and lower components of the wave function as

4.2. Solution of the Spin Symmetry Limit

In this case, our ordinary differential equation is where

In this case, we introduce the ansatz where substitution of the proposed ansatz gives

For , we have

By comparing the corresponding powers of (24) and (30), we have

To have physically acceptable solutions, we pick up the value by considering the above equation; the first node eigenvalue satisfies From (26), (28), and (31), the upper component of the wave function isand for the lower component of the wave function, we have

We have given some numerical values of the energy eigenvalues in Tables 16 for various states. We have investigated the dependence of the bound-state energy levels on potential parameter . The results in Tables 1 and 2 have found that case is contrary to case under the condition of the pseudospin and spin symmetries, respectively. Tables 3 and 4 present the dependence of the bound-state energy levels on parameters and in view of the pseudospin and spin symmetry limits. It is seen in Tables 3 and 4 that although bound states obtained in view of spin symmetry become more bounded with increasing , they become less bounded in the pseudospin symmetry limit with increasing . We show the effects of the -parameter on the bound states under the conditions of the pseudospin and spin symmetry limits. The results are given in Tables 5 and 6. It is seen that if the -parameter increases, the bound states become less bounded for both the pseudospin and the spin symmetry limits. In Figure 1, the wave functions are plotted for spin and pseudospin symmetry limits.

tab1
Table 1: Bound state for the pseudospin symmetry,  ,, and .
tab2
Table 2: Bound state for the spin symmetry, ,, and .
tab3
Table 3: Energies in the pseudospin symmetry limit for,, , and .
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Table 4: Energies in the spin symmetry limit for ,, , and .
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Table 5: Energies in the pseudospin symmetry limit for,,  , and .
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Table 6: Energies in the spin symmetry limit for ,,  , and .
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Figure 1: PSS: wavefunction for pseudospin symmetry limit for ,  , ,  , and  . SS: wavefunction for spin symmetry limit for , , , ,  and .

5. Conclusion

In this paper, we have obtained the approximate solutions of the Dirac equation for the isotonic oscillator potential including the Cornell tensor interaction within the framework of pseudospin and spin symmetry limits using the ansatz approach which stands as a strong tool of mathematical physics. We have obtained the energy eigenvalues and corresponding lower and upper wave functions.

Conflict of Interests

The authors declare that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this paper.

Acknowledgment

The authors wish to give their sincere gratitude to the referees for a technical comment on the paper.

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