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,...
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=371 | 9 Jan 2004
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),...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=10077 | 24 Feb 2009
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...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=19473 | 14 Sep 2010
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...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=30198 | 23 May 2014
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...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=13842 | 28 Sep 2009
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...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=19689 | 27 Sep 2010
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...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=9062 | 7 Dec 2008
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...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=19698 | 27 Sep 2010
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,...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=14498 | 4 Nov 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...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=14242 | 20 Oct 2009