Vortex line in the unitary Fermi gas

Lucas Madeira, Silvio A. Vitiello, Stefano Gandolfi, Kevin Schmidt

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Abstract

We report diffusion Monte Carlo results for the ground state of unpolarized spin-1/2 fermions in a cylindrical container and properties of the system with a vortex-line excitation. The density profile of the system with a vortex line presents a nonzero density at the core. We calculate the ground-state energy per particle, the superfluid pairing gap, and the excitation energy per particle. These simulations can be extended to calculate the properties of vortex excitations in other strongly interacting systems such as superfluid neutron matter using realistic nuclear Hamiltonians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number043604
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume93
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 6 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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