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.
|Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
|Published - 2006
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics