We theoretically investigate normal-state properties of a unitary Bose–Fermi mixture. Including strong hetero-pairing fluctuations, we evaluate the Bose and Fermi chemical potential, internal energy, pressure, entropy, as well as specific heat at constant volume CV, within the framework of a combined strong-coupling theory with exact thermodynamic identities. We show that hetero-pairing fluctuations at the unitarity cause non-monotonic temperature dependence of CV, being qualitatively different from the monotonic behavior of this quantity in the weak- and strong-coupling limit. On the other hand, such an anomalous behavior is not seen in the other quantities. Our results indicate that the specific heat CV, which has recently become observable in cold atom physics, is a useful quantity for understanding strong-coupling aspects of this quantum system.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Physics and Astronomy