Finite-temperature properties of binary mixtures of two Bose-Einstein condensates

Kwangsik Nho, D. P. Landau

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This work reports studies of a mixture of two interacting Bose condensates in a quasi-one-dimensional geometry using a finite-temperature path-integral Monte Carlo method. For weakly interacting dilute gases, the interactions between atoms are modeled by a hard-sphere potential whose core radius equals its corresponding scattering length. The effect of both the temperature and the interspecies interaction on the static properties, such as the density profile and the superfluid fraction, is discussed. Our results show that for repulsive intra- and interspecies interactions, the presence of the interspecies interactions dramatically changes the structure of both the density profile and the superfluid fraction, and two species are seen to partially separate in space, and there is a finite-size effect on the phase separation between two partially separating Bose-Einstein condensates. In general, our results agree with the theoretical predictions and experimental observations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number053610
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 13 2007
Externally publishedYes

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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