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dc.contributor.advisorBlakie, Peter Blair
dc.contributor.authorWade, Andrew Christopher James
dc.date.available2012-08-01T21:07:51Z
dc.date.copyright2012
dc.identifier.citationWade, A. C. J. (2012). Direct Simulation Monte Carlo Method for Cold Atom Dynamics: Boltzmann Equation in the Quantum Collision Regime (Thesis, Master of Science). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/2404en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/2404
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis we develop a direct simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) method for simulating highly nonequilibrium dynamics of nondegenerate ultra cold gases. We show that our method can simulate the high-energy collision of two thermal clouds in the regime observed in experiments [Thomas et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 173201 (2004)], which requires the inclusion of beyond s-wave scattering. We also consider the long-time dynamics of this system, demonstrating that this would be a practical experimental scenario for testing the Boltzmann equation and studying rethermalization. A quantum DSMC algorithm is also discussed.
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dc.titleDirect Simulation Monte Carlo Method for Cold Atom Dynamics: Boltzmann Equation in the Quantum Collision Regime
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2012-08-01T20:48:21Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysics
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Otago
thesis.degree.levelMasters
otago.openaccessOpen
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