13 oct 2021
17:00 - 18:00
Salle 2, Site Marcelin Berthelot
En libre accès, dans la limite des places disponibles
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The second lecture discusses the requirements for realizing a supersolid phase where BEC coexists with a mass density wave. Based on the Leggett bound on the superfluid fraction in phases with a periodic density modulation and the well understood example of superfluidity in optical lattices, it is shown that supersolids require a finite density of defects in their ground state. Such a situation is generically present in the density wave along the axial direction of dipolar gases in cigar – shaped traps which appears for dipolar lengths exceeding the short range scattering length. The emerging supersolid is a superfluid version of a smectic liquid crystal. It exhibits a novel low energy mode due to wave like propagation of defects, as predicted by Andreev and Lifshitz.

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