Small Clusters Made of Helium Atoms

  • R. Guardiola
  • J. Navarro
Part of the Few-Body Systems book series (FEWBODY, volume 14)


Helium atoms interact very weakly through a van der Waals potential. Nevertheless, they are able to form aggregates or drops with a small number of atoms. This work analyzes the stability of clusters made of 4He atoms, of bosonic nature, clusters made of 3He atoms, of fermionic nature and also mixed aggregates with both kinds of constituents. Some of these drops are predicted to be unstable.


Helium Atom Configuration Interaction Slater Determinant Trial Wave Function Fermionic Nature 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Guardiola
    • 1
  • J. Navarro
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de Física Atómica, Molecular y NuclearUniversidad de ValenciaBurjassotSpain
  2. 2.IFICCSIC-Universidad de ValenciaValenciaSpain

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