Strong-Coupling Effects on Specific Heat in the BCS–BEC Crossover

Daisuke Inotani, Pieter van Wyk, Yoji Ohashi

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We theoretically investigate strong-coupling effects on specific heat at constant volume CV in a superfluid Fermi gas with a tunable interaction associated with Feshbach resonance. Including fluctuations of the superfluid order parameter within the strong-coupling theory developed by Nozières and Schmitt-Rink, we calculate the temperature dependence of CV at the unitarity limit in the superfluid phase. We show that, in the low-temperature region, T3-behavior is shown in the temperature dependence of CV. This result indicates that the low-lying excitations are dominated by the gapless Goldstone mode, associated with the phase fluctuations of the superfluid order parameter. Since the Goldstone mode is one of the most fundamental phenomena in the Fermionic superfluidity, our results are useful for further understanding how the pairing fluctuations affect physical properties in the BCS–BEC crossover physics below the superfluid transition temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-118
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jul 15


  • BCS–BEC crossover
  • Goldstone mode
  • Specific heat
  • Ultracold Fermi gas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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