Authors

WJ MullinFollow

Publication Date

1998

Journal or Book Title

JOURNAL OF LOW TEMPERATURE PHYSICS

Abstract

We examine the possibility of Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) in two-dimensional (2D) system of interacting particles in a trap. We use a self-consistent mean-field theory of Bose particles interacting by a contact interaction in the Popov and WKB approximations. The equations show that the normal state has a phase transition at some critical temperature T c but below T c the Bose-Einstein condensed state is not a consistent solution of the equations in the thermodynamic limit. This result agrees with a theorem recently discussed by the author that shows that a BEC state is impossible for an interacting gas in a 2D trap in the thermodynamic limit.

Comments

This is the pre-published version which is collected from arXiv. The published version is at http://www.springerlink.com/content/t6243v2855039361/

Volume

110

Pages

167-172

Issue

1-2

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