Schedule Oct 15, 2010
Degenerate Bose Gases with Tunable Interactions
Robert Smith (Univ. Cambridge)

Robert Smith, Robbie Campbell, Naaman Tammuz, Scott Beatie, Stuart Moulder and Zoran Hadzibabic

Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, J. J. Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0HE, UK

We have produced 39K Bose-Einstein condensates, with the aim of studying interaction effects in both 2D and 3D many-body systems. We report how our experimental setup was optimised to maximise the BEC size and then describe the first signatures of interaction strength tuning.

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