Anisotropic acoustics in dipolar Fermi gases
We consider plane wave modes in ultracold, but not quantum degenerate, dipolar Fermi gases in the hydrodynamic limit. Longitudinal waves present anisotropies in both the speed of sound and their damping, and experience a small, undulatory effect in their flow velocity. Two distinct types of shear waves appear, a ``familiar" one, and another that is accompanied by nontrivial density and temperature modulations. We propose these shear modes as an experimental means to measure the viscosity coefficients, including their anisotropies.
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Physical Review A
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