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Atoms 2016, 4(2), 17; doi:10.3390/atoms4020017

Series of Broad Resonances in Atomic Three-Body Systems

Department of Physics and Astronomy, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, USA
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Received: 27 January 2016 / Revised: 19 May 2016 / Accepted: 14 June 2016 / Published: 20 June 2016
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Abstract

We re-examine the series of resonances found earlier in atomic three-body systems by solving the Faddeev-Merkuriev integral equations. These resonances are rather broad and line up at each threshold with gradually increasing gaps. This lining up takes place in the same way for all thresholds and is irrespective of the spatial symmetry. We relate these resonances to the Gailitis mechanism, which is a consequence of the polarization potential. View Full-Text
Keywords: resonances; three-body Coulomb systems; Faddeev-Merkuriev equations resonances; three-body Coulomb systems; Faddeev-Merkuriev equations
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Diaz, D.; Papp, Z.; Hu, C.-Y. Series of Broad Resonances in Atomic Three-Body Systems. Atoms 2016, 4, 17.

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