A simple way to generate low energy phase shifts for elastic scattering using bound-state calculations is postulated, validated, and applied to the problem of e+-Mg scattering. The essence of the method is to use the energy shift between a small reference calculation and the largest possible calculation of the lowest energy pseudostate to tune a semiempirical optical potential. The =1 partial wave for e+-Mg scattering is predicted to have a shape resonance at an energy of about 0.13 eV. The value of Zeff at the center of the resonance is about 1500. � 2007 The American Physical Society.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Physical Review Letters|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|