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Detection of the BCS Transition of a Trapped Fermi-Gas

Published

Author(s)

G M. Bruun, Charles W. Clark

Abstract

We investigate theoretically the properties of a trapped gas of fermionic atoms both in the normal and the superfluid phase. A detailed analysis including the shell structure of the normal phase spectrum exactly, leads to the proposal of two observables which should indicate the presence of the superfluid: The response of the gas to a modulation of the trapping frequency and the heat capacity. Our results are directly relevant to ongoing experiments on trapped Fermi gases.
Citation
Journal of Physics B-Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics
Volume
33
Issue
No. 19

Keywords

atoms, superfluidity, ultracold

Citation

Bruun, G. and Clark, C. (2000), Detection of the BCS Transition of a Trapped Fermi-Gas, Journal of Physics B-Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics (Accessed April 16, 2024)
Created October 1, 2000, Updated February 17, 2017