Probing surface states with many-body wave packet scattering

  title={Probing surface states with many-body wave packet scattering},
  author={F. Damon and Bertrand Georgeot and David Gu'ery-Odelin},
  journal={Europhysics Letters},
The scattering of 1D matter wave bright solitons on attractive potentials enables one to populate bound states, a feature impossible with noninteracting wave packets. Compared to noninteracting states, the populated states are renormalized by the attractive interactions between atoms and keep the same topology. This renormalization can even transform a virtual state into a bound state. By switching off adiabatically the interactions, the trapped wave packets converge towards the true… 

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