Solutions of the Schrodinger equation of the shifted screened Kratzer potential and its thermodynamic functions using the extended Nikiforov–Uvarov method

Nuhu Ibrahim, Uduakobong Sunday Okorie*, Nidhal Sulaiman, Gaotsiwe Joel Rampho, Morris Ramantswana

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By employing the extended Nikiforov–Uvarov (ENU) method, we solved the radial Schrodinger equation with the shifted screened Kratzer potential model. The analytical expression of the energy eigenvalues and numerical results were determined for some selected diatomic molecule systems. Variations of the energy eigenvalues obtained with potential parameters and quantum numbers were discussed graphically. Also, variations of different thermodynamic properties with temperature and maximum vibration quantum numbers were discussed extensively. Our results correspond to the results obtained in the literatures. The shifting parameters contribute a great effect to the energy results obtained. It has also been established that there exists a critical temperature at specific entropy values for the selected diatomic molecule systems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number988279
JournalFrontiers in Physics
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • diatomic molecule system
  • entropy
  • extended Nikiforov–Uvarov (ENU) method
  • partition function
  • shifted screened Kratzer potential (SSKP)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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