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Density Waves and Supersolidity in Rapidly Rotating Atomic Fermi Gases

Möller, Gunnar, Cooper, N R (2007) Density Waves and Supersolidity in Rapidly Rotating Atomic Fermi Gases. Physical Review Letters: Moving Physics Forward, 99 (19). p. 190409. ISSN 0031-9007. E-ISSN 1079-7114. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.190409) (KAR id:55547)


We study theoretically the low-temperature phases of a two-component atomic Fermi gas with attractive s-wave interactions under conditions of rapid rotation. We find that, in the extreme quantum limit, when all particles occupy the lowest Landau level, the normal state is unstable to the formation of “charge” density wave (CDW) order. At lower rotation rates, when many Landau levels are occupied, we show that the low-temperature phases can be supersolids, involving both CDW and superconducting order.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.190409
Uncontrolled keywords: Physics of Quantum Materials
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > QC173.45 Condensed Matter
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Depositing User: Gunnar Moeller
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2017 15:12 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:22 UTC
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