Article - 9 Jan 2004
A true one-dimensional atomic system, consisting of a Bose Einstein condensate (BEC) of rubidium atoms pulled out into a thin tubelike shape, has been experimentally demonstrated for the first time,...
News - 24 Feb 2009
Neutral atoms-having no net electric charge-usually don't act very dramatically
around a magnetic field. But by "dressing them up" with light, researchers at
the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI),...
News - 14 Sep 2010
Magnetometers come in many shapes and sizes – an ordinary hand-held
compass is the simplest – but alkali-vapor magnetometers are extrasensitive
devices that measure magnetic fields...
News - 23 May 2014
A chip-scale device that both produces and detects a specialized gas used in biomedical analysis and medical imaging has been built and demonstrated at the National Institute of Standards and...
News - 28 Sep 2009
Physicists are continually reaching new lows as they reduce the temperatures
of samples in their laboratories. But even nano-kelvins are not low enough to
overcome the entropy (a measure of...
News - 27 Sep 2010
Using optically dense, ultra-cold clouds of rubidium atoms, researchers have made advances in three key elements needed for quantum information systems – including a technique for converting photons...
News - 7 Dec 2008
Physicists have taken a significant step toward creation of quantum networks
by establishing a new record for the length of time that quantum information
can be stored in and retrieved from an...
News - 27 Sep 2010
In a major physics breakthrough, University of Otago scientists in New Zealand have developed a technique to consistently isolate and capture a fast-moving neutral atom -- and have also seen and...
News - 4 Nov 2009
Physicists at Harvard University
have created a quantum gas microscope that can be used to observe single atoms
at temperatures so low the particles follow the rules of quantum mechanics,...
News - 20 Oct 2009
Investigating mysterious data in ultracold gases of rubidium atoms, scientists
at the Joint Quantum Institute of the National
Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of...