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Bose-Condensed Gases at Finite Temperatures


  • Date Published: February 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521837026

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  • The discovery of Bose–Einstein condensation (BEC) in trapped ultracold atomic gases in 1995 has led to an explosion of theoretical and experimental research on the properties of Bose-condensed dilute gases. The first treatment of BEC at finite temperatures, this book presents a thorough account of the theory of two-component dynamics and nonequilibrium behaviour in superfluid Bose gases. It uses a simplified microscopic model to give a clear, explicit account of collective modes in both the collisionless and collision-dominated regions. Major topics such as kinetic equations, local equilibrium and two-fluid hydrodynamics are introduced at an elementary level. Explicit predictions are worked out and linked to experiments. Providing a platform for future experimental and theoretical studies on the finite temperature dynamics of trapped Bose gases, this book is ideal for researchers and graduate students in ultracold atom physics, atomic, molecular and optical physics and condensed matter physics.

    • Uses a simplified microscopic model to give a clear, explicit account of collective modes in both the collisionless and two-fluid hydrodynamic regions
    • Major topics are introduced at an elementary level, before more detailed treatments are given
    • Gives detailed 'hands-on' instructions on how to solve kinetic equations using Monte Carlo techniques
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    '… a thorough account of the ZNG approach … a concise exposition of the scattered literature in this area. … an ideal collection for graduates and researchers in the field of ultracold atoms.' Contemporary Physics

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521837026
    • length: 476 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 180 x 28 mm
    • weight: 1.09kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Overview and introduction
    2. Condensate dynamics at T=0
    3. Couple equations for the condensate and thermal cloud
    4. Green's functions and self-energy approximations
    5. The Beliaev approximation and the time-dependent HFB
    6. 6. Kadanoff-Baym derivation of the ZNG equations
    7. Kinetic equations for Bogoliubov thermal excitations
    8. Static thermal cloud approximation
    9. Vortices and vortex lattices at finite temperatures
    10. Dynamics at finite temperatures using the moment method
    11. Numerical simulation of the ZNG equations
    12. Numerical simulation of collective modes at finite temperature
    13. Landau damping in trapped Bose-condensed gases
    14. Landau's theory of superfluidity
    15. Two-fluid hydrodynamics in a dilute Bose gas
    16. Variational formulation of the Landau two-fluid equations
    17. The Landau-Khalatnikov two-fluid equations
    18. Transport coefficients and relaxation times
    19. General theory of damping of hydrodynamic modes

  • Authors

    Allan Griffin, University of Toronto
    Allan Griffin is Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Toronto, Canada. His research has been on superfluid helium, superconductivity and the theory of ultracold matter and quantum gases. He is co-editor of Bose-Einstein Condensation (Cambridge, 1996) and the author of Excitations in a Bose-condensed Liquid (Cambridge, 2005).

    Tetsuro Nikuni, Tokyo University of Science
    Tetsuro Nikuni is Associate Professor at the Tokyo University of Science, Japan. His research focuses on the theory of quantum antiferromagnets and the theory of Bose–Einstein condensation in ultracold atomic gases.

    Eugene Zaremba, Queen's University, Ontario
    Eugene Zaremba is Professor of Physics at Queen's University, Canada. He has had a wide range of interests in theoretical condensed matter physics, including surface physics, density functional theory of electronic structure, dynamical excitations in solids and mesoscopic physics. His current interest is on the theory of ultracold matter.

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