Parameters for cold collisions of lithium and caesium atoms

M. J. Jamieson, H. Ouerdane

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We calculate the s-wave scattering length and effective range and the p-wave scattering volume for 7Li atoms interacting with 133Cs atoms via the X1Σ+ molecular potential. The length and volume are found by fitting the log-derivative of the zero energy wave function evaluated at short range to a long range expression that accounts for the leading van der Waals dispersion potential and then incorporating the remaining long range dispersion contributions to first order. The effective range is evaluated from a quadrature formula. The calculated parameters are checked from the zero energy limits of the scattering phase shifts. We comment on ill-conditioning in the calculated s-wave scattering length.

Original languageEnglish
Article number060308
JournalChinese Physics Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes


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