We investigate the phase transition of interacting Bose gases in general power-law traps in the thermodynamic limit. Using energy-shell renormalization and the epsilon expansion, we evaluate the partition function for the uncondensed gas phase within a renormalization-group framework. This approach allows a unified description of homogeneous as well as inhomogeneous and anisotropic systems. Results for the critical temperature are compared to mean-field theory as well as to a local-density approximation based on renormalization-group theory for the homogeneous Bose gas. This comparison indicates the consistency of our approach. We also make suggestions for an optimized trap design in experiments that measure the transition temperature.
|Translated title of the contribution||Phase transition of interacting Bose gases in general power-law potentials|
|Pages (from-to)||1 - 10|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics|
|Volume||69 (6, 063615)|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2004|