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Tuning the Shape of the Condensate in Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking

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Original languageEnglish
Article number080602
Pages (from-to)-
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume103
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 21 Aug 2009

Abstract

We investigate the conditions which determine the shape of a particle condensate in situations when it emerges as a result of spontaneous breaking of translational symmetry. We consider a model with particles hopping between sites of a one-dimensional grid and interacting if they are at the same site or at neighboring sites. We predict the envelope of the condensate and the scaling of its width with the system size for various interaction potentials and show how to tune the shape from a delta peak to a rectangular or paraboliclike form.

    Research areas

  • FORCE FLUCTUATIONS, PHASE-TRANSITIONS, BEAD PACKS, MODEL, AGGREGATION, SYSTEMS

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