#### Condensed Matter Theory

### Bettina Gertjerenken et.al.: Beyond mean-field behavior of large Bose-Einstein condensates in double-well potentials

**Author(s)**:**Bettina Gertjerenken, Christoph Weiss****Title**:**Date of Upload**: 2013-09-09
**Article**:**Phys. Rev. A 88, 033608 (2013), American Physical Society****Keywords**: double well, mesoscopic entanglement, Bose-Einstein condensation, mean-field limit, separatrix**MSC**: 03.75.Gg, 05.45.Mt, 03.75.Lm**Abstract**:- For the dynamics of Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs), differences between mean-field (Gross-Pitaevskii) physics and N-particle quantum physics often disappear if the BEC becomes larger and larger. In particular, the time scale for which both dynamics agree should thus become larger if the particle number increases. For BECs in a double-well potential, we find both examples for which this is the case and examples for which differences remain even for huge BECs on experimentally realistic short time scales. By using a combination of numerical and analytical methods, we show that the differences remain visible on the level of expectation values even beyond the largest possible numbers realized experimentally for BECs with ultracold atoms.
**URL: http://www.condmat.uni-oldenburg.de/Papers/p_BMF2013.pdf (text/plain)**

**Beyond mean-field behavior of large Bose-Einstein condensates in double-well potentials**

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