[Historical report created from GSU BEC Homepage:]
"On September 24th we succeeded in making 87Rb (|F = 1, MF = -1>) BEC on a chip at JILA. We load 1.7 x 105 atoms into a magnetic T-trap and after ~ 150ms sweep of forced evaporation cooling we get ~ 104 atoms in the condensate. The T-trap consists of a main wire and a branched wire. The main wire (1A) and the transverse bias field (20G) create the radial confinement. The branched wire (0.2A) produces a dimple in the longitudinal bias field (3.5G) which results in a tight axial confinement.
Schematic of the JILA experiment is shown on the figure above.
Members of the group:
- Peter Schwindt (Graduate Student)
- Ying-ju Wang (Graduate Student)
- Quetin Diot (Graduate Student)
- Tetsuo Kishimoto (PosDoc)
- Dana Anderson (PI)
- Eric Cornell (PI)
We also acknowledge help from Volker Schweikhard and Ben Luey (Graduate Students).
Details will be soon available from our web site."