Collisional deactivation is analyzed using a multichannel zero-range potential method. The deactivation products are associated to a set of open channels, while introduction of a closed channel leads to a Feshbach resonance, allowing control of elastic scattering. In the case of free space the deactivation rate coefficient has a finite zero-energy limit. It increases with the elastic scattering length, demonstrating also the effect of interference of open and closed channel deactivation. A tight confinement in atomic waveguides leads to a drastic change of the deactivation rate behavior. At large elastic scattering length, the rate coefficient decreases to zero at low collision energies. The present two-body analysis is in agreement with the many-body consideration of indistinguishable particles , being applicable to non-identical particles as well. The general behavior of two-body correlations  can be reproduced in the present two-body picture. 1. D. M. Gangardt and G. V. Shlyapnikov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 010401 (2003).
|Title of host publication||American Physical Society, 37th Meeting of the Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, May 16-20, 2006|
|State||Published - 2006|