Project level: Honours, Summer

One of the identifying features of a superfluid is that it exhibits frictionless flow below a certain critical velocity.  A developing research area is in the study of dipolar ultra-cold gases, which as well as the usual contact (collisional) interaction experience a long range force between particles that can be attractive or repulsive depending on their orientation.  This project will study the effect of dipolar interactions on the critical velocity in one dimension.

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