Inhomogeneous Phases of Ultracold Fermi Gases
- Dietrich Roscher, TU-Darmstadt
Tuesday, July 30, 4:00 PM - Theory Seminar
NSCL Lecture Hall
Strongly interacting Fermi gases are ideal systems for the study of pairing phenomena in theory and experiment. In addition to the formation of superfluid condensates of bosonic Cooper pairs, translational symmetry may be spontaneously broken for certain configurations. A general scheme for the identification of such inhomogeneous phases is presented and applied to the case of a two-component Fermi gas in 1D. The phase diagram spanned by temperature, population- and mass-imbalance is explored. An analysis of the structure and properties of the discovered inhomogeneous phases provides insight into the mechanism underlying inhomogeneous pairing.