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Title: Critical Transport in Cold Atomic Fermi Gas
Authors: Shim, Jack Beumseok
Advisors: Huse, David
Contributors: Bernevig, Bogdan A.
Department: Physics
Class Year: 2013
Abstract: In this paper, we will analyze the properties of critical transport in a 2-component unitary Fermi gas. This system is of particular interest because there is active experimental research on the system with cold atomic gases. There are several concepts we would like to explore. First, we will show how the thermal conductivity, driven by a temperature gradient near the super fluid critical point, diverges. Then, we extend the argument to the system with unequal densities of up- and down-spin fermions. In order to do this, we extend upon the F model proposed by Halperin et al [1] to include the spin density as an additional parameter. Using the proposed model, we assess spin Seebeck and Peltier effects at phase boundary to confirm that there is an eigenmode in current, in which divergence disappears. Finally, we find that one needs to break the linear approximation in order to observe a different behavior at the tricritical point.
Extent: 36 pages
Access Restrictions: Walk-in Access. This thesis can only be viewed on computer terminals at the Mudd Manuscript Library.
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
Appears in Collections:Physics, 1936-2016

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