Rotational States of the Helium Trimer in the Symmetry-Adapted Hyperradial-Adiabatic Approach

  • A. V. Matveenko
  • E. O. Alt
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Part of the Few-Body Systems book series (FEWBODY, volume 14)


We have searched for bound rotationally excited states of the helium trimer using the symmetry-adapted hyperradial adiabatic approach. Since the calculated J p = 2+ and J p = 1 potential curves are both completely repulsive, we infer that there are no bound rotational states of 4He3. A recent adiabatic calculation [1] based on the direct solution of the Coriolis-coupled Schrödinger equation agrees with this conclusion.


Rotational State Potential Curf Coriolis Coupling Muon Catalyze Fusion Helium Trimer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Matveenko
    • 1
  • E. O. Alt
    • 2
  1. 1.Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical PhysicsJoint Institute for Nuclear ResearchDubna, MoscowRussia
  2. 2.Institut für PhysikUniversität MainzMainzGermany

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