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Title: Extraordinary wetting phase diagram for mixtures of Bose-Einstein condensates
Authors: Indekeu, Joseph ×
Van Schaeybroeck, Bert #
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: American Physical Society
Series Title: Physical Review Letters vol:93 issue:21 pages:210402-1-210402-4
Abstract: The possibility of wetting phase transitions in Bose-Einstein condensed gases is predicted on the basis of Gross-Pitaevskii theory. The surface of a binary mixture of Bose-Einstein condensates can undergo a first-order wetting phase transition upon varying the interparticle interactions, using, e.g., Feshbach resonances. Interesting ultra-low-temperature effects shape the wetting phase diagram. The prewetting transition is, contrary to general expectations, not of first order but critical, and the prewetting line does not meet the bulk phase coexistence line tangentially. Experimental verification of these extraordinary results is called for, especially now that it has become possible, using optical methods, to realize a planar "hard wall" boundary for the condensates.
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ISSN: 0031-9007
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Theoretical Physics Section
Solid State Physics and Magnetism Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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