Saxon-Hutner theorem via matrix exponential
Institute of Biophysics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad. G. Bonchev Str., Bl. 21, Sofia-1113, Bulgaria
Accepted: 9 December 1996
Making use of the well-known one-to-one correspondence between real localized potentials and transfer matrices, the Saxon-Hutner conjecture is reformulated initially as a group-theoretical and consequently as a Lie-algebraic problem. A very basic Lie theory, in conjunction with time-reversal symmetry of the time-independent Schrödinger equation, leads to several novel fairly general conditions which ensure the validity of the Saxon-Hutner theorem.
PACS: 02.20.-a – Group theory / 71.23.-k – Electronic structure of disordered solids
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