02-115 Elliott H. Lieb, Robert Seiringer
Proof of Bose-Einstein Condensation for Dilute Trapped Gases (24K, RevTeX) Mar 11, 02
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Abstract. The ground state of bosonic atoms in a trap has been shown experimentally to display Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC). We prove this fact theoretically for bosons with two-body repulsive interaction potentials in the dilute limit, starting from the basic Schroedinger equation; the condensation is 100% into the state that minimizes the Gross-Pitaevskii energy functional. This is the first rigorous proof of BEC in a physically realistic, continuum model.

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