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    LOFF and breached pairing with cold atoms

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    We investigate here the Cooper pairing of fermionic atoms with mismatched fermi surfaces using a variational construct for the ground state. We determine the state for different values of the mismatch of chemical potential for weak as well as strong coupling regimes including the BCS BEC cross over region. We consider Cooper pairing with both zero and finite net momentum. Within the variational approximation for the ground state and comparing the thermodynamic potentials, we show that (i) the LOFF phase is stable in the weak coupling regime, (ii) the LOFF window is maximum on the BEC side near the Feshbach resonance and (iii) the existence of stable gapless states with a single fermi surface for negative average chemical potential on the BEC side of the Feshbach resonance.Comment: 14 pages including 10 figures, Some figures redrawn with more data points, more references added, few sentences added in discussions, version to appear in Eur. Phys. Journal

    D-mesons and charmonium states in hot isospin asymmetric strange hadronic matter

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    We study the properties of DD and Dˉ\bar{D} mesons in hot isospin asymmetric strange hadronic matter, arising due to their interactions with the hadrons in the hyperonic medium. The interactions of DD and Dˉ\bar{D} mesons with these light hadrons are derived by generalizing the chiral SU(3) model used for the study of hyperonic matter to SU(4). We also study the mass modifications of the charmonium states J/ψJ/\psi, ψ(3686)\psi(3686) and ψ(3770)\psi(3770) in the isospin asymmetric strange hadronic matter at finite temperatures and investigate the possibility of the decay of the charmonium states into DDˉD\bar D pairs in the hot hadronic medium. The mass modifications of these charmonium states arise due to their interaction with the gluon condensates of QCD, simulated by a scalar dilaton field introduced to incorporate the broken scale invariance of QCD within the effective chiral model. We also compute the partial decay widths of the charmonium states to the DDˉD\bar {D} pairs in the hadronic medium. The strong dependence on density of the in-medium properties of the DD, Dˉ\bar{D} and the charmonium states, as well as the partial decay widths of charmonium states to DDˉD\bar {D} pairs, found in the present investigation, will be of direct relevance in observables like open charm enhancement as well as J/ψJ/\psi suppression in the compressed baryonic matter (CBM) experiments at the future Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research, GSI, where the baryonic matter at high densities is planned to be produced.Comment: Accepted for publication in Eur.Phys.Jour. A. Substantially more work has been done and the manuscript has been modified with addition of a new section and new figure