Tuesday, February 5, 2013

1302.0028 (G. Schwiete et al.)

Kinetics of the disordered Bose gas with collisions    [PDF]

G. Schwiete, A. M. Finkel'stein
We present a semi-phenomenological approach to the kinetics of the disordered interacting Bose gas, based on the Boltzmann transport equation. The theory may serve as a unifying framework for studying questions of dynamics of the expanding Bose gas at different stages of the expansion. We show that the transport theory allows to straightforwardly reproduce and generalize a number of results previously obtained from microscopic models in different formalisms. Based on estimates for the inter-particle scattering rates, we discuss the relevance of interaction effects for the localization problem in the interacting disordered Bose gas. We argue that, if the number of particles is large enough, the size of the expanding cloud may exceed the localization length. We describe the spreading of the wave packet in this regime as collision-induced diffusion and compare the obtained rate of expansion to known results on subdiffusive spreading in non-linear disordered lattices.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1302.0028

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