We address the few-body problem using the adiabatic hyperspherical representation. A general form for the hyperangular Green’s function in d dimensions is derived. The resulting Lippmann-Schwinger equation is solved for the case of three particles with s-wave zero-range interactions. Identical particle symmetry is incorporated in a general and intuitive way. Complete semianalytic expressions for the nonadiabatic channel couplings are derived. Finally, a model to describe the atom loss due to three-body recombination for a three-component Fermi gas of 6Li atoms is presented.
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Rittenhouse, S.T., Mehta, N.P., & Greene, C.H. (2010). Green's functions and the adiabatic hyperspherical method. Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 82(2), 022706. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.82.022706
Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics