
Physics 2010
Singular inverse square potential in arbitrary dimensions with a minimal length: Application to the motion of a dipole in a cosmic string backgroundDOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.78.032110 Abstract: We solve analytically the Schr\"odinger equation for the Ndimensional inverse square potential in quantum mechanics with a minimal length in terms of Heun's functions. We apply our results to the problem of a dipole in a cosmic string background. We find that a bound state exists only if the angle between the dipole moment and the string is larger than {\pi}/4. We compare our results with recent conflicting conclusions in the literature. The minimal length may be interpreted as a radius of the cosmic string.
