Persistent currents in spinor condensates.

  title={Persistent currents in spinor condensates.},
  author={Scott Beattie and Stuart Moulder and Richard J. Fletcher and Zoran Hadzibabic},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={110 2},
We create and study persistent currents in a toroidal two-component Bose gas, consisting of 87Rb atoms in two different spin states. For a large spin-population imbalance we observe supercurrents persisting for over two minutes. However, we find that the supercurrent is unstable for spin polarization below a well-defined critical value. We also investigate the role of phase coherence between the two spin components and show that only the magnitude of the spin-polarization vector, rather than… 

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