Manipulating the critical temperature for the superfluid phase transition in trapped atomic Fermi gases

C. P. Search, H. Pu, W. Zhang, B. P. Anderson, P. Meystre

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The effects of the trapping potential on the critical temperature Tc for the Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer (BCS) transition to a superfluid state in trapped atomic gases of fermions were discussed. It was found that for anharmonic traps, Tc increased by several orders of magnitude in comparison to a harmonic trap. The analysis showed that the critical temperature for the BCS transition were manipulated by shaping the traps confining the atomic Fermi gases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number063616
Pages (from-to)636161-636164
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number6 A
StatePublished - Jun 2002


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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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