Tetramers of Two Heavy and Two Light Bosons

Abstract

This article considers the bound states of two heavy and two light bosons, when a short-range force attracts the bosons of different mass, and a short-range force repels the light bosons. The existence of such four-body bound states results from the competition between these two forces. For a given strength of the attraction, the critical strength of the repulsion necessary to unbind the four particles is calculated. This study is motivated by the experimental realisation of impurity atoms immersed in an atomic Bose–Einstein condensate, and aims at determining in which regime only one boson contributes to binding two impurities.

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Naidon, P. Tetramers of Two Heavy and Two Light Bosons. Few-Body Syst 59, 64 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00601-018-1382-y

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