nLab Morse potential

Morse potential is one of the standard 1-dimensional potentials which are used mainly in quantum mechanics (especially in atomic and molecular physics). If rr is the coordinate (say, the distance between atoms) in +\mathbb{R}_+, and l,Dl, D constants (ll being the scale of the system) then one of the standard forms of Morse potential is

V(r)=D(e 2x/l2e x/l) V(r) = D (e^{- 2 x/l} - 2 e^{-x/l})

up to addition of physically irrelevant constant summand this is the same as D(1exp(x/l)) 2D (1 - exp(-x/l))^2.

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