CMT Seminar: Superfluid to normal phase transition in strongly correlated bosons in two and three dimensions

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 – 3:00pm
Reiss 502
Juan Carrasquilla

Using quantum Monte Carlo simulations, we investigate the finite temperature phase diagrams of hardcore bosons in two- and three-dimensional lattices. To determine the phase boundaries, we perform a finite-size-scaling analysis of the condensate fraction and/or the superfluid stiffness. We then discuss how these phase diagrams can be measured in experiments with trapped ultracold gases, where the systems are inhomogeneous. For that, we introduce a method based on the measurement of the zero-momentum occupation, which is adequate for experiments dealing with both homogeneous and trapped systems, and compare it with previously proposed approaches.

Host: Marcos Rigol