Zero-Temperature Properties of a Strongly Interacting Superfluid Fermi Gas in the BCS–BEC Crossover Region

H. Tajima, P. van Wyk, R. Hanai, D. Kagamihara, D. Inotani, M. Horikoshi, Y. Ohashi

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Abstract

We investigate thermodynamic properties and effects of quantum fluctuations in the Bardeen–Cooper–Schrieffer (BCS)–Bose–Einstein condensation (BEC) crossover region of a superfluid Fermi gas in the low-temperature limit. Including strong-coupling corrections within the framework of an extended T-matrix approximation, we numerically compute the isothermal compressibility χn. While quantum fluctuation effects on χn in the strong-coupling BEC regime are explained by the quantum depletion due to a repulsive interaction between tightly bound molecules, effects of self-energy shift on the Fermi chemical potential are found to enhance χn in the weak-coupling BCS region. We also show that the calculated χn agrees well with the recent experiment on a 6Li Fermi gas done from the weak-coupling region to the unitarity limit. Our result would be useful for the study of many-body quantum corrections in the BCS–BEC crossover region of a strongly interacting Fermi superfluid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)677-684
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Volume187
Issue number5-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jun 1

Keywords

  • BCS–BEC crossover
  • Quantum fluctuations
  • Ultracold Fermi gas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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