Magnetic conveyor belt transport of ultracold atoms to a superconducting atomchip

  title={Magnetic conveyor belt transport of ultracold atoms to a superconducting atomchip},
  author={Stefan Minniberger and Fritz Diorico and Stefan Haslinger and Christoph Hufnagel and Christian Novotny and Nils Lippok and Johannes Majer and C. Koller and Stephan Schneider and J{\"o}rg Schmiedmayer},
  journal={Applied Physics B},
Abstract We report the realization of a robust magnetic transport scheme to bring >3 × 108 ultracold 87Rb atoms into a cryostat. The sequence starts with standard laser cooling and trapping of 87Rb atoms, transporting first horizontally and then vertically through the radiation shields into a cryostat by a series of normal- and superconducting magnetic coils. Loading the atoms in a superconducting microtrap paves the way for studying the interaction of ultracold atoms with superconducting… 

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