Observability of quantum criticality and a continuous supersolid in atomic gases

S. Diehl, M. Baranov, A.J. Daley, P. Zoller

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We analyze the Bose-Hubbard model with a three-body hard-core constraint by mapping the system to a theory of two coupled bosonic degrees of freedom. We find striking features that could be observable in experiments, including a quantum Ising critical point on the transition from atomic to dimer superfluidity at unit filling, and a continuous supersolid phase for strongly bound dimers.
Original languageEnglish
Article number165301
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2010


  • Bose-Hubbard model
  • atomic gases
  • quantum criticality

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