|Stability of Bose Einstein Condensates of Hot Magnons in Yttrium Iron Garnett |
Physics and Astronomy
|Sasha Burin, Tulane University|
1:30 p.m. Room 385E Serin Physics Lab
We investigate the stability of the recently discovered room temperature Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) of magnons in Ytrrium Iron Garnet (YIG) films. We show that magnon-magnon interactions depend strongly on the external field orientation, and that the BEC in current experiments is actually metastable - it only survives because of finite size effects, and because the BEC density is very low. On the other hand a strong field applied perpendicular to the sample plane leads to a repulsive magnon-magnon interaction; we predict that a high-density magnon BEC can then be formed in this perpendicular field geometry.