Publication Date

2005

Journal or Book Title

JOURNAL OF LOW TEMPERATURE PHYSICS

Abstract

We investigate the possibility that the BEC-like phenomena recently detected on two-dimensional finite trapped systems consist of fragmented condensates. We derive and diagonalize the one-body density matrix of a two-dimensional isotropically trapped Bose gas at finite temperature. For the ideal gas, the procedure reproduces the exact harmonic-oscillator eigenfunctions and the Bose distribution. We use a new collocation-minimization method to study the interacting gas in the Hartree-Fock approximation and obtain a ground-state wavefunction and condensate fraction consistent with those obtained by other methods. The populations of the next few eigenstates increase at the expense of the ground state but continue to be negligible; this supports the conclusion that two-dimensional BEC is into a single state.

Comments

This is the pre-published version which is collected from arXiv. The published version is at http://www.springerlink.com/content/p4v6128053246142/

Volume

138

Pages

687-692

Issue

3-4

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