Emission of Cherenkov Radiation as a Mechanism for Hamiltonian Friction

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We study the motion of a heavy tracer particle weakly coupled to a dense, weakly interacting Bose gas exhibiting Bose-Einstein condensation. In the so-called mean-field limit, the dynamics of this system approaches one determined by nonlinear Hamiltonian evolution equations. We prove that if the initial speed of the tracer particle is above the speed of… (More)

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@inproceedings{Froehlich2014EmissionOC, title={Emission of Cherenkov Radiation as a Mechanism for Hamiltonian Friction}, author={Juerg Froehlich}, year={2014} }