Experiments with Ultra-cold Atoms in a Double-well Magnetic Trap
University of Otago
11.30am, Wednesday 26 November 2003, EN413, Engineering Building, Swinburne
Recently we developed a double-well magnetic trapping scheme which is a hybrid of the
familiar Ioffe-Pritchard and time-averaged orbiting potential (TOP) traps. With a readily controllable barrier
height and well separation this trap is a new tool for studying ultra-cold atoms, including Bose-Einstein condensates.
In this talk I will describe the double-well trap, present results of evaporative cooling of rubidium, and discuss a
d-wave scattering resonance in ultra-cold collisions bewteen two thermal atomic clouds.
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