Tuesday, November 6, 2012

1211.0926 (Zachary MacDonald et al.)

Finite temperature analytical results for a harmonically confined gas
obeying exclusion statistics in $d$-dimensions

Zachary MacDonald, Brandon P. van Zyl
Closed form, analytical results for the finite-temperature one-body density matrix, and Wigner function of a $d$-dimensional, harmonically trapped gas of particles obeying exclusion statistics are presented. As an application of our general expressions, we consider the intermediate particle statistics arising from the Gentile statistics, and compare its thermodynamic properties to the Haldane fractional exclusion statistics. At low temperatures, the thermodynamic quantities derived from both distributions are shown to be in excellent agreement. As the temperature is increased, the Gentile distribution continues to provide a good description of the system, with deviations only arising well outside of the degenerate regime. Our results illustrate that the exceedingly simple functional form of the Gentile distribution is an excellent alternative to the generally only implicit form of the Haldane distribution at low temperatures.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1211.0926

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