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- Universal behavior of pair correlations in a strongly interacting fermi gas
- Kuhnle, E. D.; Hu, H.; Liu, X.-J.; Dyke, P.; Mark, M.; Drummond, P. D.; Hannaford, P.; Vale, C. J.
- We show that short-range pair correlations in a strongly interacting Fermi gas follow a simple universal law described by Tan’s relations. This is achieved through measurements of the static structure factor which displays a universal scaling proportional to the ratio of Tan’s contact to the momentum C/q. Bragg spectroscopy of ultracold 6Li atoms from a periodic optical potential is used to measure the structure factor for a wide range of momenta and interaction strengths, providing broad confirmation of this universal law. We calibrate our Bragg spectra using the f-sum rule, which is found to improve the accuracy of the structure factor measurement.
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- Journal article
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- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences. Centre for Atom Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy. Centre of Excellence for Quantum-Atom Optics
- Physical Review Letters, Vol. 105, no. 7 (Aug 2010), article no. 070402
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- 01 Mathematical Sciences; 02 Physical Sciences; 09 Engineering
- Bragg spectroscopy; Fermi gas; Strongly interacting systems; Ultracold atoms
- American Physical Society
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Ultracold atomic Fermi gases in the strongly interacting regime: a new frontier of quantum many-body physics, Australian Research Council grant number DP0984522
Imbalanced superfluidity: the quantum mystery that defies solution, Australian Research Project grant number DP0984637
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