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Title: Anomalous quantum mass flow of atoms in p-wave resonance

Abstract

I analyze an atomic Fermi gas with a planar p-wave interaction, motivated by the experimentally observed anisotropy in p-wave Feshbach resonances. An axial superfluid state is verified. A domain wall object is discovered to be a new topological defect of this superfluid and an explicit solution has been found. Gapless quasiparticles appear as bound states on the wall, dispersing in the continuum of reduced dimensions. They are chiral, deeply related to fermion zero modes in quantum chromodynamics. The chirality of the superfluid is manifested by a persistent anomalous mass current of atoms in the ground state. This quantum phenomenon is a prediction for future experiments.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20786559
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. A; Journal Volume: 72; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.72.053613; (c) 2005 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ANISOTROPY; ATOMS; BOUND STATE; CHIRALITY; FERMI GAS; FERMIONS; GROUND STATES; MASS; MATHEMATICAL SOLUTIONS; P WAVES; QUANTUM CHROMODYNAMICS; QUASI PARTICLES; RESONANCE; SUPERFLUIDITY; TOPOLOGY

Citation Formats

Liu, W. Vincent. Anomalous quantum mass flow of atoms in p-wave resonance. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.72.0.
Liu, W. Vincent. Anomalous quantum mass flow of atoms in p-wave resonance. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.72.0.
Liu, W. Vincent. Tue . "Anomalous quantum mass flow of atoms in p-wave resonance". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.72.0.
@article{osti_20786559,
title = {Anomalous quantum mass flow of atoms in p-wave resonance},
author = {Liu, W. Vincent},
abstractNote = {I analyze an atomic Fermi gas with a planar p-wave interaction, motivated by the experimentally observed anisotropy in p-wave Feshbach resonances. An axial superfluid state is verified. A domain wall object is discovered to be a new topological defect of this superfluid and an explicit solution has been found. Gapless quasiparticles appear as bound states on the wall, dispersing in the continuum of reduced dimensions. They are chiral, deeply related to fermion zero modes in quantum chromodynamics. The chirality of the superfluid is manifested by a persistent anomalous mass current of atoms in the ground state. This quantum phenomenon is a prediction for future experiments.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVA.72.0},
journal = {Physical Review. A},
number = 5,
volume = 72,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Nov 15 00:00:00 EST 2005},
month = {Tue Nov 15 00:00:00 EST 2005}
}