J. Phys. I France
Volume 6, Numéro 11, November 1996
Page(s) 1411 - 1415
DOI: 10.1051/jp1:1996154
J. Phys. I France 6 (1996) 1411-1415

Stability of Atomic Bose-Einstein Condensate with Negative Scattering Length

Weiping Zhang1, B.C. Sanders1 and A. Mann1, 2

1  School of Mathematics, Physics, Computing and Electronics, and Centre for lasers and Applications, Macquarie University, North Ryde, New South Wales 2109, Australia
2  Department of Physics, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32 000, Israel

(Received 26 February 1996, revised 24 June 1996, accepted 1 August 1996)

We discuss the stability of a small-scale Bose-Einstein condensate with negative scattering length. The stable state is found by obtaining the appropriate basis using self-consistent field theory for an attractive one-dimensional potential.

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