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Two-fluid model for a rotating trapped Fermi gas in the BCS phase

Abstract : We investigate the dynamical properties of a superfluid gas of trapped fermionic atoms in the BCS phase. As a simple example we consider the reaction of the gas to a slow rotation of the trap. It is shown that the currents generated by the rotation can be understood within a two-fluid model similar to the one used in the theory of superconductors, but with a position-dependent ratio of normal and superfluid densities. The rather general result of this paper is that already at very low temperatures, far below the critical one, an important normal-fluid component appears in the outer regions of the gas. This renders the experimental observation of superfluidity effects more difficult and indicates that reliable theoretical predictions concerning other dynamical properties, like the frequencies of collective modes, can only be made by taking into account temperature effects
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Michael Urban. Two-fluid model for a rotating trapped Fermi gas in the BCS phase. Physical Review A, American Physical Society, 2005, 71, pp.033611. ⟨10.1103/PhysRevA.71.033611⟩. ⟨in2p3-00025765⟩

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