Multi-component quantum gases in spin-dependent hexagonal lattices

  title={Multi-component quantum gases in spin-dependent hexagonal lattices},
  author={Parvis Soltan-Panahi and Julian Struck and Philipp Hauke and Andreas Bick and Wiebke Plenkers and Georg Meineke and Christoph Becker and Patrick Windpassinger and Maciej Lewenstein and Klaus Sengstock},
  journal={Nature Physics},
Ultracold quantum gases in optical lattices have been used to study a wide range of many-body effects. Nearly all experiments so far, however, have been performed in cubic optical lattice structures. Now a ‘honeycomb’ lattice structure has been realized. The approach promises insight into materials with hexagonal crystal symmetries, such as graphene or carbon nanotubes. 

A glimpse of quantum phenomena in optical lattices

  • S. Vishveshwara
  • Physics
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
  • 2012
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