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BEC and the New World of Coherent Matter Waves

  • Allan Griffin
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Part of the CRM Series in Mathematical Physics book series (CRM)

Abstract

After decades of effort to produce an atomic Bose condensate, this was finally achieved in June, 1995 in a laser-cooled magnetically trapped gas of 87Rb atoms by Eric Cornell and Carl Wieman at JILA (University of Colorado and N.I.S.T.). As of July, 1999 (4 years later), there are now over 20 experimental groups around the world who can routinely produce and study such atomic Bose condensates. In addition, over 1000 theoretical papers have been published!

Keywords

Cooper Pair Alkali Atom Condensate Atom Quantum Boltzmann Equation Coherent Matter 
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