Volume 87, Number 1, July 2009
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics|
|Published online||17 July 2009|
A critique on the misuse of the Gross-Pitaevskii equation
Department of Physics, University of Colorado - Boulder, CO 80309-0390, USA
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 26 June 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.
PACS: 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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