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I'm looking for comprehensive review of the BEC-BCS crossover, both from a theoretical point of view, and from a experimental one. Even something at textbook level, but exhaustive, would be OK, but I can't find this topic on the Condensed Matter Theory books I use (Altland, Annett).

In particular I know that some quantities related to the system are more BCS-like in the crossover, while some other are more BEC-like: also a theory vs. experiments review would be greatly useful.

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You can find an excellent review http://arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/0404274v3, or maybe this textbook
Bose-Einstein Condensation, C.j Pethick, H.Smith, Cambridge University Press.

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I recently started reading this book:


So far I like the organization and pace. But judging by the table of contents it appears to be very detailed and thorough. It is, however, a monograph. But the style is pretty close to a textbook. Plus it has around 150 references at the end of each chapter; I like that.

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An excellent review by two of the leaders in the field is "Making, probing and understanding ultracold Fermi gases". It is part of a longer compendium of reviews and is available in the Arxiv:


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