Complex Hamiltonian and three α resonances

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A method of dealing with many particle resonances, first suggested by Lovelace, is here applied to a system of three structureless α particles, interacting via s wave rank one separable potential. The parameters of the interaction were given the values which led Harrington to predict a 12.8 MeV binding energy for the 12C ground state. A 1- resonance was found at E0- iΛ 2=2.071-0.05i which is comparable with the experimental one at E0- 1Λ 2=2.225-0.015i. The wave function of the resonance is defined and computed in configuration space.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-224
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number3
StatePublished - 12 Nov 1973

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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