Complex absorbing potential is usually required in a time-dependent wave packet method to accomplish the calculation in a truncated region. Usually it works effectively but becomes inefficient when the wave function involves translational energy of broad range, particularly involving ultra-low energy. In this work, a new transparent boundary condition (TBC) is proposed for the time-dependent wave packet method. It in principle is of spectral accuracy when typical discrete variable representations are applied. The prominent merit of the new TBC is that its accuracy is insensitive to the translational energy distribution of the wave function, in contrast with the complex absorbing potential. Application of the new TBC is given to one-dimensional particle wave packet scatterings from a barrier with a potential well, which supports resonances states.

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