Bose-Einstein condensation of spin-1/2 atoms with conserved total spin

S. Ashhab, A. J. Leggett

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Abstract

The problem of condensing a system of effectively spin-1/2 atoms while conserving its total spin was studied. A general set of Gross-Pitaevskii equation that describe the two macroscopically occupied wave functions in a general form of trapping potential was derived. Two special cases that demonstrate the general properties of the two occupied wave functions were analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)063612/1-063612/7
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume68
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2003

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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