Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen

  title={Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen},
  author={Dale G. Fried and Thomas C. Killian and Lorenz Willmann and David Landhuis and Stephen C. Moss and Daniel Kleppner and Thomas John Greytak},
  journal={Physical Review Letters},
The recent creation of a Bose–Einstein condensate of atomic hydrogen has added a new system to this exciting field. The differences between hydrogen and the alkali metal atoms require other techniques for the initial trapping and cooling of the atoms and the subsequent detection of the condensate. The use of a cryogenic loading technique results in a larger number of trapped atoms. Spectroscopic detection is well suited to measuring the temperature and density of the sample in situ. The… Expand

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