A phenomenological approach to the equation of state of a unitary Fermi gas Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • We propose a phenomenological approach for the equation of state of a unitary Fermi gas. The universal equation of state is parametrised in terms of Fermi-Dirac integrals. This reproduces the experimental data over the accessible range of fugacity and normalised temperature, but cannot describe the superfluid phase transition found in the MIT experiment \cite{ku}. The most sensitive data for compressibility and specific heat at phase transition can, however, befitted by introducing into the grand partition function a pair of complex conjugate zeros lying in the complex fugacity plane slightly off the real axis.

publication date

  • June 2014