Yong P. Chen Research Group - Quantum Matter and Devices Lab - Purdue University

First BEC!


Our first BEC was created on May 30, 2011. Our apparatus now regularly produces BEC of ~10,000 Rb-87 atoms at <100 nK. We are looking forward to explore new physics in this coldest matter in the universe!  Purdue First BEC BEC in time-of-flight images Figures: the first shows a single BEC absorption image, the second a BEC falling in time-of-flight expansion, with the inversion of the aspect ratio visible.