Two-dimensional pseudo-gravity model: particles motion in a non-potential singular force field

9 November 2017

I will describe a simple macroscopic model describing the evolution of a cloud of particles confined in a magneto-optical trap. The behavior of the particles is mainly driven by self--consistent attractive forces. In contrast to the standard model of gravitational forces, the force field does not result from a potential; moreover, the nonlinear coupling is more singular than the coupling based on the Poisson equation.  In addition to existence of uniqueness results of the model PDE, I will discuss the convergence of the  particles description towards the solution of the PDE system in the mean field regime.

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