Mass-ratio condition for non-binding of three two-component particles with contact interactions
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Joliot-Curie, 141980, Dubna, Russia
Accepted: 23 January 2023
Published online: 11 February 2023
The binding of two heavy fermions interacting with a light particle via a contact interaction is possible only for a sufficiently large heavy-light mass ratio. The two-variable inequality is derived to determine the specific mass-ratio bound providing the absence of three-body bound states for lower values of the mass ratio. By means of this inequality, the mass-ratio bound is found to be 5.26 for the total angular momentum and parity . For other sectors, the mass-ratio bounds providing the absence of three-body bound states is found in a similar way. For generality, the method is extended to determine also the mass-ratio bounds for a system consisting of two identical bosons and a distinct particle for different () sectors.
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