Many-body system with a four-parameter family of point interactions in one dimension
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We consider a four-parameter family of point interactions in one dimension.
This family is a generalization of the usual $\delta$-function potential. We
examine a system consisting of many particles of equal masses that are
interacting pairwise through such a generalized point interaction. We follow
McGuire who obtained exact solutions for the system when the interaction is the
$\delta$-function potential. We find exact bound states with the four-parameter
family. For the scattering problem, however, we have not been so successful.
This is because, as we point out, the condition of no diffraction that is
crucial in McGuire's method is not satisfied except when the four-parameter
family is essentially reduced to the $\delta$-function potential.
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