Supershell structure in trapped dilute Fermi gases
Summary, in English
We show that a dilute harmonically trapped two-component gas of fermionic atoms with a weak repulsive interaction has a pronounced super-shell structure: The shell fillings due to the spherical harmonic trapping potential are modulated by a beat mode. This changes the "magic numbers" occurring between the beat nodes by half a period. The length and amplitude of this beating mode depend on the strength of the interaction. We give a simple interpretation of the beat structure in terms of a semiclassical trace formula for the symmetry breaking U(3)-> SO(3).
- Mathematical Physics
Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)
American Physical Society
- Physical Sciences
- ISSN: 1050-2947