Hyperspherical Approach to Quantal Three-body Theory

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Abstract
<p>Hyperspherical coordinates provide a systematic way of describing three-body systems. Solving three-body Schrödinger equations in an adiabatic hyperspherical representation is the focus of this thesis. An essentially exact solution can be found numerically by including nonadiabatic couplings using either a slow variable discretization or a traditional adiabatic method. Two diff erent types of three-body systems are investigated: (1) rovibrational states of the triatomic hydrogen ion H<sub>3</sub><sup>+</sup> and (2) ultracold collisions of three identical bosons.</p>
Year of Publication
2012
University
University of Colorado Boulder
City
Boulder
Advisors - JILA Fellows
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