F. Bellotti, F.3; Frederico, T.2; T. Yamashita, M.2; V. Fedorov, D.3; S. Jensen, A.3; Zinner, Nikolaj Thomas3
1 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Science and Technology, Aarhus University2 unknown3 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Science and Technology, Aarhus University
We consider three-body systems in two dimensions with zero-range interactions for general masses and interaction strengths. The momentum-space Schr\"odinger equation is solved numerically and in the Born-Oppenheimer (BO) approximation. The BO expression is derived using separable potentials and yields a concise adiabatic potential between the two heavy particles. The BO potential is Coulomb-like and exponentially decreasing at small and large distances, respectively. While we find similar qualitative features to previous studies, we find important quantitative differences. Our results demonstrate that mass-imbalanced systems that are accessible in the field of ultracold atomic gases can have a rich three-body bound state spectrum in two dimensional geometries. Small light-heavy mass ratios increase the number of bound states. For 87Rb-87Rb-6Li and 133Cs-133Cs-6Li we find respectively 3 and 4 bound states.
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 2013, Vol 46, Issue 5