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Thermodynamics of a two-dimensional interacting Bose gas trapped in a quartic potential

2011-01-17
Karabulut, Elife O.
Koyuncu, Mustafa
ATAV, ÜLFET
Tomak, Mehmet
We have studied the Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) of an interacting Bose gas confined in a two-dimensional (2D) quartic potential by using a mean-field, semiclassical two-fluid model. A thermodynamic analysis including the chemical potential, condensate fraction, total energy, and specific heat has been carried out by considering different values of the interaction strength. Finally, we have found that the behaviour of the condensate fraction and specific heat of quartically trapped bosons differs from those of bosons trapped in a harmonic potential.