Structure of Atomic Helium Trimers

  • E. Nielsen
  • A. S. Jensen
  • D. V. Fedorov
Conference paper
Part of the Few-Body Systems book series (FEWBODY, volume 10)


The structure of the bound states of the atomic helium trimers is calculated by use of hyperspherical coordinates and an adiabatic expansion of the Faddeev equations. The ground state of 4He3 has a triangular shape, the excited state is an Efimov state and the 3He4He2 bound state is a halo state.


Faddeev Equation Adiabatic Expansion Hyperspherical Harmonic Contour Diagram Trimer State 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Nielsen
    • 1
  • A. S. Jensen
    • 1
  • D. V. Fedorov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Physics and AstronomyAarhus UniversityAarhus CDenmark

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