Three-component fermion pairing in two dimensions

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We study pairing of an interacting three-component Fermi gas in two dimensions. By using a mean-field theory to decouple the interactions between different pairs of Fermi components, we study the free energy landscapes as a function of various system parameters including chemical potentials, binding energies, and temperature. We find that the s -wave pairing channel is determined by both chemical potentials and the interaction strengths between the three available channels. We find a second-order thermal phase transition and a series of first-order quantum phase transitions for a homogenous system as we change the parameters. In particular, for symmetric parameters, we find the simultaneous existence of three superfluid orders as well as re-entrant quantum phase transitions as we tune the parameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number013620
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Aug 6 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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