AffiliationUniv Arizona, Dept Phys
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PublisherAMER PHYSICAL SOC
CitationEffective field theory for few-boson systems 2016, 94 (5) Physical Review A
JournalPhysical Review A
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AbstractWe study universal bosonic few-body systems within the framework of effective field theory at leading order (LO). We calculate binding energies of systems of up to six particles and the atom-dimer scattering length. Convergence to the limit of zero-range two-and three-body interactions is shown, indicating that no additional few-body interactions need to be introduced at LO. Generalizations of the Tjon line are constructed, showing correlations between few-body binding energies and the binding energy of the trimer, for a given dimer energy. As a specific example, we implement our theory for He-4 atomic systems and show that the results are in surprisingly good agreement with those of sophisticated He-4 - He-4 potentials. Potential implications for the convergence of the EFT expansion are discussed.
VersionFinal accepted manuscript
SponsorsInstitute for Nuclear Theory at the University of Washington [INT-16-1]; French Embassy in Israel; Pazi Fund; France's Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique under a grant of IN2P3's Comite de Financement des Projets de Physique Theorique; U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Nuclear Physics [DE-FG02-04ER41338]