We investigate the density profiles of a partially polarized trapped Fermi gas in the BCS-BEC crossover region using mean field theory within the local density approximation. Within this approximation the gas is phase separated into concentric shells. We describe how the structure of these shells depends upon the polarization and the interaction strength. A comparison with experiments yields insight into the possibility of a polarized superfluid phase.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - May 29 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics