We apply perturbative renormalization-group theory to the symmetric phase of a dilute interacting Bose gas which is trapped in a three-dimensional harmonic potential. Using Wilson's energy-shell renormalization and the expansion, we derive the flow equations for the system. We relate these equations to the flow for the homogeneous Bose gas. In the thermodynamic limit, we apply our approach to examine the transition temperature of the harmonically trapped Bose gas as a function of the scattering length. The results are compared to previous studies of the problem.
|Translated title of the contribution||Phase transition of trapped interacting Bose gases and the renormalization group|
|Pages (from-to)||1 - 11|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics|
|Volume||69 (4, 043614)|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2004|