T. Yamashita, M.^{2}; F. Bellotti, F.^{3}; Frederico, T.^{2}; V. Fedorov, D.^{3}; S. Jensen, A.^{3}; Zinner, Nikolaj Thomas^{3}

Affiliations:

^{1} Department of Physics and Astronomy, Science and Technology, Aarhus University^{2} unknown^{3} Department of Physics and Astronomy, Science and Technology, Aarhus University

DOI:

10.1103/PhysRevA.87.062702

Abstract:

We solve the three-body bound state problem in three dimensions for mass imbalanced systems of two identical bosons and a third particle in the universal limit where the interactions are assumed to be of zero-range. The system displays the Efimov effect and we use the momentum-space wave equation to derive formulas for the scaling factor of the Efimov spectrum for any mass ratio assuming either that two or three of the two-body subsystems have a bound state at zero energy. We consider the single-particle momentum distribution analytically and numerically and analyse the tail of the momentum distribution to obtain the three-body contact parameter. Our finding demonstrate that the functional form of the three-body contact term depends on the mass ratio and we obtain an analytic expression for this behavior. To exemplify our results, we consider mixtures of Lithium with either two Caesium or Rubium atoms which are systems of current experimental interest.

Type:

Journal article

Language:

English

Published in:

Physical Review a (atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), 2013, Vol 87