skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Superfluidity versus Anderson Localization in a Dilute Bose Gas

Abstract

We consider the motion of a quasi-one-dimensional beam of Bose-Einstein condensed particles in a disordered region of finite extent. Interaction effects lead to the appearance of two distinct regions of stationary flow. One is subsonic and corresponds to superfluid motion. The other one is supersonic and dissipative and shows Anderson localization. We compute analytically the interaction-dependent localization length. We also explain the disappearance of the supersonic stationary flow for large disordered samples.

Authors:
; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. Laboratoire de Physique Theorique et Modeles Statistiques, CNRS, Universite Paris Sud, UMR8626, 91405 Orsay Cedex (France)
  2. Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Universitaet Regensburg, 93040 Regensburg (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20951386
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters; Journal Volume: 98; Journal Issue: 21; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.210602; (c) 2007 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; BOSE-EINSTEIN GAS; INTERACTIONS; ONE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; PARTICLES; SUPERFLUIDITY

Citation Formats

Paul, T., Leboeuf, P., Pavloff, N., and Schlagheck, P. Superfluidity versus Anderson Localization in a Dilute Bose Gas. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.210602.
Paul, T., Leboeuf, P., Pavloff, N., & Schlagheck, P. Superfluidity versus Anderson Localization in a Dilute Bose Gas. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.210602.
Paul, T., Leboeuf, P., Pavloff, N., and Schlagheck, P. Fri . "Superfluidity versus Anderson Localization in a Dilute Bose Gas". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.210602.
@article{osti_20951386,
title = {Superfluidity versus Anderson Localization in a Dilute Bose Gas},
author = {Paul, T. and Leboeuf, P. and Pavloff, N. and Schlagheck, P.},
abstractNote = {We consider the motion of a quasi-one-dimensional beam of Bose-Einstein condensed particles in a disordered region of finite extent. Interaction effects lead to the appearance of two distinct regions of stationary flow. One is subsonic and corresponds to superfluid motion. The other one is supersonic and dissipative and shows Anderson localization. We compute analytically the interaction-dependent localization length. We also explain the disappearance of the supersonic stationary flow for large disordered samples.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.210602},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 21,
volume = 98,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri May 25 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Fri May 25 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}