The generalized Newton variational method is applied to the static-exchange approximation of the electron-hydrogen-atom scattering. Slater-type basis functions are employed to expand the amplitude density. Spurious singularities are encountered in both scattering processes. The width of the unphysical singularities is broader in the case of singlet scattering. Anomalous poles appear in narrow regions of the scale parameter and are in evident correlation with the zeros of the determinant of the free-particle Green's operator. As a by-product, simple least-squares extension of the generalized Newton variational method is developed in order to avoid spurious singularities and to recognize whether or not the convergence is of secondary nature.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics