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Title: Bose-Einstein condensate in gases of rare atomic species

Abstract

We report on the successful extension of production of a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) to a rare atomic species. Despite its low natural abundance of 0.13%, {sup 168}Yb is directly evaporatively cooled down to a BEC. Our successful demonstration encourages attempts to obtain quantum gases of radioactive atoms, which extends the possibility of quantum many-body physics and precision measurement. Moreover, a stable binary mixture of {sup 168}Yb BEC and {sup 174}Yb BEC is successfully formed.

Authors:
;  [1]; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan)
  2. (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22038575
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 84; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: (c) 2011 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 1050-2947
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; ABUNDANCE; ACCURACY; BINARY MIXTURES; BOSE-EINSTEIN CONDENSATION; MANY-BODY PROBLEM; YTTERBIUM 168; YTTERBIUM 174

Citation Formats

Sugawa, Seiji, Taie, Shintaro, Yamazaki, Rekishu, Takahashi, Yoshiro, and CREST, JST, Chiyoda ku, Tokyo 102-0075. Bose-Einstein condensate in gases of rare atomic species. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.84.011610.
Sugawa, Seiji, Taie, Shintaro, Yamazaki, Rekishu, Takahashi, Yoshiro, & CREST, JST, Chiyoda ku, Tokyo 102-0075. Bose-Einstein condensate in gases of rare atomic species. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.84.011610.
Sugawa, Seiji, Taie, Shintaro, Yamazaki, Rekishu, Takahashi, Yoshiro, and CREST, JST, Chiyoda ku, Tokyo 102-0075. Fri . "Bose-Einstein condensate in gases of rare atomic species". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.84.011610.
@article{osti_22038575,
title = {Bose-Einstein condensate in gases of rare atomic species},
author = {Sugawa, Seiji and Taie, Shintaro and Yamazaki, Rekishu and Takahashi, Yoshiro and CREST, JST, Chiyoda ku, Tokyo 102-0075},
abstractNote = {We report on the successful extension of production of a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) to a rare atomic species. Despite its low natural abundance of 0.13%, {sup 168}Yb is directly evaporatively cooled down to a BEC. Our successful demonstration encourages attempts to obtain quantum gases of radioactive atoms, which extends the possibility of quantum many-body physics and precision measurement. Moreover, a stable binary mixture of {sup 168}Yb BEC and {sup 174}Yb BEC is successfully formed.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVA.84.011610},
journal = {Physical Review. A},
issn = {1050-2947},
number = 1,
volume = 84,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {7}
}