TITLE

Atomic physics: Neutral atoms put in charge

AUTHOR(S)
Zwierlein, Martin
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
Nature;12/3/2009, Vol. 462 Issue 7273, p584
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study which relates that atoms that are subjected to a pair of laser beams can act like electrons in a magnetic field, which is given evidence by the appearance of quantized vortices in a neutral superfluid. It mentions that one way to imitate the effect of magnetic field on a cloud of neutral atoms is to make the cloud rotate, which presents certain limitations that includes having the atom fly apart. It affirms that the researchers have utilized a pair of laser beams and tuned the lasers in a spatial way to create a flow of synthetic magnetic field.
ACCESSION #
45552046

 

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