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Heteronuclear Efimov Scenario in Ultracold Quantum Gases

Universality in Systems with Large Mass Imbalance

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  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of Heidelberg, Germany

  • First demonstration of scaling behaviour in Efimov physics in heteronuclear system

  • Provides a tentative understanding of all important properties of the Efimov scenario for systems with large mass differences

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Springer Theses (Springer Theses)

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Table of contents (5 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    • Juris Ulmanis
    Pages 1-16
  3. Universality of Li-Cs-Cs Efimov Resonances

    • Juris Ulmanis
    Pages 51-89
  4. Conclusion and Outlook

    • Juris Ulmanis
    Pages 119-125

About this book

This thesis represents a decisive breakthrough in our understanding of the physics of universal quantum-mechanical three-body systems.

The Efimov scenario is a prime example of how fundamental few-body physics features universally across seemingly disparate fields of modern quantum physics. Initially postulated for nuclear physics more than 40 years ago, the Efimov effect has now become a new research paradigm not only in ultracold atomic gases but also in molecular, biological and condensed matter systems. Despite a lot of effort since its first observations, the scaling behavior, which is a hallmark property and often referred to as the “holy grail” of Efimov physics, remained hidden until recently. In this work, the author demonstrates this behavior for the first time for a heteronuclear mixture of ultracold Li and Cs atoms, and pioneers the experimental understanding of microscopic, non-universal properties in such systems. Based on the application of Born-Oppenheimer approximation, well known from molecular physics textbooks, an exceptionally clear and intuitive picture of heteronuclear Efimov physics is revealed.

Keywords

  • Effimov Effect
  • Universal and Nonuniversal Physics
  • Feshbach Resonances
  • Solution to the Three-Body Problem
  • Ultracold Atoms and Molecules
  • Discrete Scaling Symmetry
  • Bose-Fermi Mixtures
  • Ultracold Gases with Mass Imbalance
  • Born-Oppenheimer Approximation for Efimov Physics
  • Efimov Trimer with Two Species

Authors and Affiliations

  • Physics Institute, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany

    Juris Ulmanis

About the author

Juris Ulmanis is a postdoctoral researcher at the Physics Institute of Heidelberg University, Germany. He studied physics at the University of Hannover and the University of Latvia, where he obtained a M.Sc. degree in physics with distinction in 2010. Thereafter he was awarded a DAAD scholarship for doctoral studies in Heidelberg University under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Matthias Weidemüller. He completed his doctoral degree in 2015 with the highest distinction and now continues exploring quantum physics of atomic and molecular systems under extreme conditions.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Heteronuclear Efimov Scenario in Ultracold Quantum Gases

  • Book Subtitle: Universality in Systems with Large Mass Imbalance

  • Authors: Juris Ulmanis

  • Series Title: Springer Theses

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51862-6

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Physics and Astronomy, Physics and Astronomy (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG 2017

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-51861-9

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-84762-7

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-51862-6

  • Series ISSN: 2190-5053

  • Series E-ISSN: 2190-5061

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVIII, 125

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 44 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Quantum Gases and Condensates, Quantum Physics, Low Temperature Physics

Buying options

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USD 89.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-51862-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)