Description

The rapidly developing topic of ultracold atoms has many actual and potential applications for condensed-matter science, and the contributions to this book emphasize these connections.

Ultracold Bose and Fermi quantum gases are introduced at a level appropriate for first-year graduate students and non-specialists such as more mature general physicists. The reader will find answers to questions like: how are experiments conducted and how are the results interpreted? What are the advantages and limitations of ultracold atoms in studying many-body physics? How do experiments on ultracold atoms facilitate novel scientific opportunities relevant to the condensed-matted community?

This volume seeks to be comprehensible rather than comprehensive; it aims at the level of a colloquium, accessible to outside readers, containing only minimal equations and limited references. In large part, it relies on many beautiful experiments from the past fifteen years and their very fruitful interplay with basic theoretical ideas. In this particular context, phenomena most relevant to condensed-matter science have been emphasized.

Key Features

  • Introduces ultracold Bose and Fermi quantum gases at a level appropriate for non-specialists
  • Discusses landmark experiments and their fruitful interplay with basic theoretical ideas
  • Comprehensible rather than comprehensive, containing only minimal equations

Readership

Condensed matter physicists, graduate students and general physicists

Table of Contents

1. Experimental Methods of Ultracold Atomic Physics, D.M. Stamper-Kurn and J.H. Thywissen
2. Bose gas: Theory and Experiment, A.L. Fetter and Christopher J. Foot
3. The Fermi Gases and Superfluids: Experiment and Theory, R. Hulet and K. Levin
4. Low-dimensional Atomic Bose Gases, Z. Hadzibabic and M. Köhl
5. Ultracold Atoms and Molecules in Optical Lattices, I. Bloch and P. Zollerc
6. Unitary Fermi Gases, J.E. Thomas
7. Potential Insights into Non-equilibrium Behavior from Atomic Physics, A. Lamacraft and J. Moore

Details

No. of pages:
260
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Electronic ISBN:
9780444538628
Print ISBN:
9780444538574

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Reviews

"The series is devoted to the concepts underlying condensed matter science, and considers actual theoretical, experimental, and computational results only as needed to clarify the concepts. In this volume, physicists from the US and Europe examine ultracold Bose and Fermi gases at a level appropriate for a first-year graduate student or a non-specialist physicist."--Reference & Research Book News, December 2013