Institute of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Aarhus DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
Accepted: 15 December 1999
Quantum halos are defined as systems with dominating few-body structure and radii large compared to the sizes of the classically allowed regions. Dimensionless, universal scaling plots of radii vs. binding energies of two- and three-body systems are constructed to characterize and classify halo states. Short-range as well as long-range interactions are considered and molecular, atomic and nuclear states appear on the same plot. Specific two- and three-body systems are discussed, including Efimov states.
PACS: 03.65.Ge – Solutions of wave equations: bound states / 21.45.+v – Few-body systems / 33.15.-e – Properties of molecules and molecular ions
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