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Analogue Hawking radiation, superradiance and sonic horizons in Bose-Einstein condensates

Slatyer, Tracy


The propagation of fluctuations in the velocity potential of an inviscid, irrotational fluid is governed by a wave equation very similar to that governing the propagation of massless scalar fields in curved spacetime. This similarity allows certain fluid systems to be used as experimentally realisable models for objects that cannot be studied under controlled conditions, such as black holes and ultrarelativitsic rotating stars. The analogy applies only to the propagation of fields in a fixed...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Thesis (Honours)


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