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Observation of Bose-Einstein condensation in a gas of chromium atoms
Author(s): Axel Griesmaier; Jürgen Stuhler; Tilman Pfau
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Paper Abstract

We have observed Bose-Einstein condensation of chromium atoms [1], whose large magnetic dipole moment is unique among all species that have been Bose-condensed so far. The arising magnetic forces are of anisotropic and long-range character and therefore introduce a novel type of interaction in the physics of ultracold quantum gases. In addition, it is expected that the character of the interaction present in a chromium BEC can be varied from mainly contact to purely dipolar utilizing one of the recently observed Feshbach resonances in 52Cr-collisions.

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Date Published: 22 May 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6256, ICONO 2005: Ultrafast Phenomena and Physics of Superintense Laser Fields; Quantum and Atom Optics; Engineering of Quantum Information, 62560S (22 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.682576
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Axel Griesmaier, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
Jürgen Stuhler, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
Tilman Pfau, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6256:
ICONO 2005: Ultrafast Phenomena and Physics of Superintense Laser Fields; Quantum and Atom Optics; Engineering of Quantum Information
Hans A. Bachor; Andre D. Bandrauk; Paul B. Corkum; Markus Drescher; Mikhail Fedorov; Serge Haroche; Sergei Kilin; Alexander Sergienko, Editor(s)

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