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Title: Thermalization in mixtures of ultracold gases

Abstract

Starting from a set of coupled Boltzmann equations, we investigate the thermalization of a two-species cold atomic gas confined either in a box or in an isotropic harmonic trap. We show that the thermalization times, by contrast to the collision rate, depend on the interferences between scattering partial waves. The dynamics of thermalization in a harmonic trap is also strongly dependent upon the ratio between the collision rate and the trap frequencies.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2]
  1. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899 (United States)
  2. (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20786912
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. A; Journal Volume: 73; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.73.032706; (c) 2006 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; ATOM COLLISIONS; BOLTZMANN EQUATION; COOLING; GASES; INTERFERENCE; LASER RADIATION; MIXTURES; PARTIAL WAVES; RADIATION PRESSURE; SCATTERING; THERMALIZATION; TRAPS

Citation Formats

Anderlini, M., Guery-Odelin, D., and Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, 24, Rue Lhomond, F-75231 Paris Cedex 05. Thermalization in mixtures of ultracold gases. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0.
Anderlini, M., Guery-Odelin, D., & Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, 24, Rue Lhomond, F-75231 Paris Cedex 05. Thermalization in mixtures of ultracold gases. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0.
Anderlini, M., Guery-Odelin, D., and Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, 24, Rue Lhomond, F-75231 Paris Cedex 05. Wed . "Thermalization in mixtures of ultracold gases". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0.
@article{osti_20786912,
title = {Thermalization in mixtures of ultracold gases},
author = {Anderlini, M. and Guery-Odelin, D. and Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, 24, Rue Lhomond, F-75231 Paris Cedex 05},
abstractNote = {Starting from a set of coupled Boltzmann equations, we investigate the thermalization of a two-species cold atomic gas confined either in a box or in an isotropic harmonic trap. We show that the thermalization times, by contrast to the collision rate, depend on the interferences between scattering partial waves. The dynamics of thermalization in a harmonic trap is also strongly dependent upon the ratio between the collision rate and the trap frequencies.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVA.73.0},
journal = {Physical Review. A},
number = 3,
volume = 73,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Mar 15 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Wed Mar 15 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}