Vortex formation in rotating dipolar Fermi gases

Gunnar Eriksson

Wednesday, 6 April 2011, 14:15
Matfys library

In this thesis the vortex formation in a gas cloud of cold fermions that interact with the anisotropic dipolar interaction is examined using the configuration interaction method. This system is found to exhibit vortices by comparison with a similar system with Coulomb interaction. By tilting the dipoles, the anisotropy of the interaction reveals the non-rotationally symmetric features of the density without distorting the ground state.