K. K. Rajagopal

University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Publications (5)7.84 Total impact

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    K.K. Rajagopal, P. Vignolo, M.P. Tosi
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    ABSTRACT: We discuss the atom–atom scattering problem across a Feshbach resonance in a two-dimensional dilute Bose gas at zero temperature, in the limit where the s-wave scattering length exceeds the width of the vertical confinement. We determine a tunable coupling-strength parameter and by controlling it we evaluate how the condensate wave function spreads out with increasing atom–atom repulsions. We also discuss the stability of the condensate in the magnetic-field regime where the coupling has become attractive.
    Physica B Condensed Matter 04/2005; · 1.28 Impact Factor
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    K. K. Rajagopal
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    ABSTRACT: This report is based on my incomplete Phd thesis. The final part of the work on the 2D Yukawa bosons/vortices in a confined geometry is not complete and subject to futher development.
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    K. K. Rajagopal
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    ABSTRACT: The ground state property of Yukawa Bose fluid confined in a radial harmonic trap is studied. The calculation was carried out using the density functional theory formalism within the Kohn-Sham scheme. The excess-correlation energy for this inhomogeneous fluid is approximated via the local density approximation. A comparison is also made with the Gross-Piteavskii model. We found that the system of bosons interacting in terms of Yukawa potential in a harmonic trap is energetically favorable compared to the ones interacting via contact delta potential.
    Physical review. B, Condensed matter 04/2005; · 3.66 Impact Factor
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    K.K. Rajagopal, B. Tanatar, P. Vignolo, M.P. Tosi
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    ABSTRACT: We evaluate the thermodynamic critical angular velocity Ωc(T) for creation of a vortex of lowest quantized angular momentum in a strictly two-dimensional Bose gas at temperature T, using a mean-field two-fluid model for the condensate and the thermal cloud. Our results show that (i) a Thomas–Fermi description of the condensate badly fails in predicting the particle density profiles and the energy of the vortex as functions of T; and (ii) an extrapolation of a simple Thomas–Fermi formula for Ωc(0) is nevertheless approximately useful up to T≃0.5Tc.
    Physics Letters A 09/2004; · 1.63 Impact Factor
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    K. K. Rajagopal, P. Vignolo, M. P. Tosi
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    ABSTRACT: We study a Bose-condensed gas at finite temperature, in which the particles of the condensate and of the thermal cloud are constrained to move in a plane under radial harmonic confinement and interact via strictly two-dimensional collisions. The coupling parameters are obtained from a calculation of the many-body T-matrix and decreases as temperature increases through a dependence on the chemical potential and on the occupancy of excited states. We discuss the consequences on the condensate fraction and on the density profiles of the condensed and thermal components as functions of temperature, within a simplified form of the two-fluid model. Comment: 12 pages, 4 figures
    Physica B Condensed Matter 09/2003; · 1.28 Impact Factor

Publication Stats

11 Citations
7.84 Total Impact Points


  • 2005
    • University of Queensland
      Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • 2003–2005
    • Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
      • Laboratory NEST: National Enterprise for Nano-Science and Nano-Technology
      Pisa, Tuscany, Italy
  • 2004
    • Bilkent University
      • Department of Physics
      Ankara, Ankara, Turkey