Physics Faculty Publications

Title

Bose-Einstein Condensation of Potassium Atoms by Sympathetic Cooling

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-9-2001

Publication Source

Science

Abstract

We report on the Bose-Einstein condensation of potassium atoms, whereby quantum degeneracy is achieved by sympathetic cooling with evaporatively cooled rubidium. Because of the rapid thermalization of the two different atoms, the efficiency of the cooling process is high. The ability to achieve condensation by sympathetic cooling with a different species may provide a route to the production of degenerate systems with a larger choice of components.

Inclusive pages

1320-1322

ISBN/ISSN

0036-8075

Publisher

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Volume

294

Peer Reviewed

yes