A critique on the misuse of the Gross-Pitaevskii equationSydney Geltman
Department of Physics, University of Colorado - Boulder, CO 80309-0390, USA
received 13 May 2009; accepted in final form 26 June 2009; published July 2009
published online 17 July 2009
The Gross-Pitaevskii equation, which is valid only for diffuse boson gases having purely positive interatomic potentials, continues to be used where this condition is not satisfied. An alternate formulation that is universally applicable is discussed.
31.15.-p - Calculations and mathematical techniques in atomic and molecular physics.
34.20.Cf - Interatomic potentials and forces.
36.40.-c - Atomic and molecular clusters.
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