Anomalous minimum in the shear viscosity of a Fermi gas.

@article{Elliott2014AnomalousMI,
  title={Anomalous minimum in the shear viscosity of a Fermi gas.},
  author={E. Elliott and J. Joseph and J. E. Thomas},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2014},
  volume={113 2},
  pages={
          020406
        }
}
We measure the static shear viscosity η in a two-component Fermi gas near a broad collisional (Feshbach) resonance, as a function of interaction strength and energy. We find that η has both a quadratic and a linear dependence on the interaction strength 1/(k(FI)a), where a is the s-wave scattering length and k(FI) is the Fermi wave vector for an ideal gas at the trap center. For energies above the superfluid transition, the minimum in η as a function of interaction strength is significantly… Expand
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