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Dilute Fermi and Bose Gases

By Subir Sachdev

Abstract

I give a unified perspective on the properties of a variety of quantum liquids using the theory of quantum phase transitions. A central role is played by a zero density quantum critical point which is argued to control the properties of the dilute gas. An exact renormalization group analysis of such quantum critical points leads to a computation of the universal properties of the dilute Bose gas and the spinful Fermi gas near a Feshbach resonance.Comment: 28 pages, 8 figures; adapted from Chapter 16 of Quantum Phase Transitions, Second Edition (see http://sachdev.physics.harvard.edu/qptweb/toc.html); contribution to Lecture Notes in Physics, "BCS-BEC crossover and the Unitary Fermi Gas" edited by W. Zwerge

Topics: Condensed Matter - Quantum Gases, Condensed Matter - Strongly Correlated Electrons
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1007/978-3-642-21978-8_8
OAI identifier: oai:arXiv.org:1105.1793
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