de Candia, A. Del Gado, E. Fierro, A. Sator, N. Coniglio, A.

By means of molecular dynamics, we study a model system for colloidal suspensions where the interaction is based on a competition between attraction and repulsion. At low temperatures the relaxation time $\tau$ first increases as a power law as a function of the volume fraction $\phi$ and then, due to the finite lifetime of the bonded structures, i...

Diehl, H. W.
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Lifshitz points are multicritical points at which a disordered phase, a homogeneous ordered phase, and a modulated ordered phase meet. Their bulk universality classes are described by natural generalizations of the standard φ4 model. Analyzing these models systematically via modern field-theoretic renormalization group methods has been a long-stand...

Imparato, Alberto Peliti, Luca

We derive and solve a differential equation satisfied by the probability distribution of the work done on a single biomolecule in a mechanical unzipping experiment. The unzipping is described as a thermally activated escape process in an energy landscape. The Jarzynski equality is recovered as an identity, independent of the pulling protocol. This ...

Astrakharchik, G. E. Boronat, J. Casulleras, J. Giorgini, S.

We calculate the equation of state of a two-component Fermi gas with attractive short-range interspecies interactions using the fixed-node diffusion Monte Carlo method. The interaction strength is varied over a wide range by tuning the value $a$ of the s-wave scattering length of the two-body potential. For $a>0$ and $a$ smaller than the inverse Fe...

Moro, Esteban

We present new numerical schemes to integrate stochastic partial differential equations which describe the spatio-temporal dynamics of reaction-diffusion (RD) problems under the effect of internal fluctuations. The schemes conserve the nonnegativity of the solutions and incorporate the Poissonian nature of internal fluctuations at small densities, ...

Heiselberg, H.

The collective mode frequencies in isotropic and deformed traps are calculated for general polytropic equation of states, $P\propto n^{\gamma+1}$, and expressed in terms of $\gamma$ and the trap geometry. For molecular and standard Bose-Einstein condensates and Fermi gases near Feshbach resonances, the effective power $\gamma\simeq0.5-1.3$ is calcu...

McGuirk, J. M. Harber, D. M. Obrecht, J. M. Cornell, E. A.

A magnetically trapped 87Rb Bose-Einstein condensate is used as a sensitive probe of short-range electrical forces. In particular, the electric polarization of, and the subsequent electric field generated by, 87Rb adsorbates on conducting and insulating surfaces is measured by characterizing perturbations to the magnetic trapping potential using hi...

Blumenfeld, Raphael

A recent theory for stress transmission in isostatic granular and cellular systems predicts a constitutive equation that couples the stress field to the local microstructure. The theory could not be applied to macroscopic systems because the constitutive equation becomes trivial upon straightforward coarse-graining. This problem is resolved here fo...

Kinast, J. Hemmer, S. L. Gehm, M. E. Turlapov, A. Thomas, J. E.

We observe collective oscillations of a trapped, degenerate Fermi gas of $^6$Li atoms at a magnetic field just above a Feshbach resonance, where the two-body physics does not support a bound state. The gas exhibits a radial breathing mode at a frequency of 2837(05) Hz, in excellent agreement with the frequency of $\nu_H\equiv\sqrt{10\nu_x\nu_y/3}=2...

Zwierlein, M. W. Stan, C. A. Schunck, C. H. Raupach, S. M. F. Kerman, A. J. Ketterle, W.

We have observed Bose-Einstein condensation of pairs of fermionic atoms in an ultracold ^6Li gas at magnetic fields above a Feshbach resonance, where no stable ^6Li_2 molecules would exist in vacuum. We accurately determined the position of the resonance to be 822+-3 G. Molecular Bose-Einstein condensates were detected after a fast magnetic field r...