Published in:

Physical Review A 72,1 (2005) 011603(R);


The zero-temperature properties of a dilute two-component Fermi gas in the BCS to Bose-Einstein Condensation crossover are investigated. On the basis of a generalization of the Hylleraas-Undheim method, we construct rigorous upper bounds to the collective frequencies for the radial and the axial breathing mode of the Fermi gas under harmonic confinement in the framework of the hydrodynamic theory. The bounds are compared to experimental data for trapped vapors of Li-6 atoms.


bose-einstein condensation;; many-body problem;; molecules

Date of this Version

January 2005



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