Regular Article – Molecular Physics and Chemical Physics
The generalized fractional NU method for the diatomic molecules in the Deng–Fan model
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Faculty of Science, Menoufia University, Shibin El Kom, Egypt
2 Department of Basic Science, Modern Academy for Engineering and Technology, Maadi, Egypt
Accepted: 10 August 2022
Published online: 7 September 2022
A solution of the fractional N-dimensional radial Schrödinger equation (SE) with the Deng–Fan potential (DFP) is investigated by the generalized fractional Nikiforov–Uvarov (NU) method. The analytical formulas of energy eigenvalues and corresponding eigenfunctions for the DFP are generated. Furthermore, the current results are applied to several diatomic molecules (DMs) for the DFP as well as the shifted Deng–Fan potential (SDFP). For both the DFP and its shifted potential, the effect of the fractional parameter () on the energy levels of various DMs is examined numerically and graphically. We found that the energy eigenvalues are gradually improved when the fractional parameter increases. The energy spectra of various DMs are also evaluated in three-dimensional space and higher dimensions. It is worthy to note that the energy spectrum raises as the number of dimensions increases. In addition, the dependence of the energy spectra of the DFP and its shifted potential on the reduced mass, screening parameter, equilibrium bond length and rotational and vibrational quantum numbers is illustrated. To validate our findings, the energy levels of the DFP and SDFP are estimated at the classical case () for various DMs and found that they are entirely compatible with earlier studies.
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