BEC seen

BEC dates

July 1995 Colorado 57Rb

fall 1995 Rice U 7Li

July 1996 MIT 23Na

in the last two years also seen in (a) U. Of Texas; (b) Stanford; (c) Rowland Institute (d) NIST; (e) University of Konstanz (f) Max-Planck Ins. in Munich

BEC web articles

The MIT people described how they overcame the leak in their trap using optical plug

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  • . They also discussed the "cloverleaf" trap.

    Here are two links that discuss photoassociation experiments and what you can get from such cold experiments. This link explains the interaction between a Li atom in the ground state and another Li atom in the excited state. Photoassociation spectra can be seen here.