Ferromagnetism of the repulsive atomic Fermi gas: three-body recombination and domain formation
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The simplest model for itinerant ferromagnetism, the Stoner model, has so far eluded experimental observation in repulsive ultracold fermions due to rapid three-body recombination at large scattering lengths. Here we show that a ferromagnetic phase can be stabilised by imposing a moderate optical lattice. The reduced kinetic energy drop upon formation of a polarized phase in an optical lattice extends the ferromagnetic phase to smaller scattering lengths where three-body recombination is small enough to permit experimental detection of the phase. We also show, using time dependent density functional theory, that in such a setup ferromagnetic domains emerge rapidly from a paramagnetic initial state. Show more
Journal / seriesThe European Physical Journal B
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Organisational unit03622 - Troyer, Matthias (ehemalig) / Troyer, Matthias (former)
NotesIt was possible to publish this article open access thanks to a Swiss National Licence with the publisher.
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