Interaction-Localization Paradigm: Bose Gas in a random Environment Conference Paper uri icon


  • The localization-disorder paradigm is analyzed for a specific system of weakly repulsive Bose gas at zero temperature placed into a quenched random potential. We show that, at low average density or weak enough interaction the particles fill deep potential wells of the random potential whose radius and depth depend on the characteristics of the random potential and the interacting gas. The localized state is the random singlet with no long-range phase correlation. At a critical density the quantum phase transition to the coherent superfluid state proceeds. We calculate the critical density in terms of the geometrical characteristics of the noise and the gas. In a finite system the ground state becomes non-ergodic at very low density. For atoms in traps four different regimes are found, only one of it is superfluid. The theory is extended to lower (1 and 2) dimensions. Its quantitative predictions can be checked in experiments with ultracold atomic gases and other Bose-systems. This article is an extended version of a presentation delivered by one of the authors (V.L.P.) at a Conference on Modern Trends in Theoretical Physics dedicated to the Lev Landau Centenary (Chernogolovka, Russia, June 2008). 2009 American Institute of Physics.

name of conference

  • ADVANCES IN THEORETICAL PHYSICS: Landau Memorial Conference

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Pokrovsky, V. L., Falco, G. M., & Nattermann, T.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Pokrovsky, VL||Falco, GM||Nattermann, T

publication date

  • May 2009


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