Publication

Physical Review A

Paper

# Comparison of the R-matrix and Hulthén-Kohn methods for a model multichannel scattering problem

## Abstract

Exact asymptotic wave functions are included in the basis set for variational calculations of the K matrix in a multichannel model problem. Rapid convergence to exact results is demonstrated for both the variational R-matrix method and for the restricted-interpolated-anomaly-free (RIAF) variant of the Hulthén-Kohn method. If "irregular" asymptotic functions are omitted, convergence of the R-matrix calculations is much less satisfactory. By a particular choice of the form of discrete basis functions, vanishing at a fixed radius r1 in the model problem, the main computational steps of both methods are made to be identical. © 1981 The American Physical Society.