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Exploring a Quantum Degenerate Fermi Gas

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Author(s)

Deborah S. Jin, B. L. DeMarco, S Papp

Abstract

We discuss the production and study of a quantum degenerate Fermi gas of atoms. The fundamental difficulty in cooling a gas of fermionic atoms is the lack of rethermalizing collisions in a spin-polarized sample. We overcome this difficulty using simultaneous forced evaporation of a two spin-state cloud of 40K atoms held in a magnetic trap. In the quatum degenerate regime we explore the effects of the Fermi statistics on the thermodynamics of the ultracold gas. Initial studies of the dynamics of a two-component Fermi gas are also discussed.
Proceedings Title
International Conference on Atomic Physics | 17th | Atomic Physics 17: XVII International Conference on Atomic Physics; ICAP 2000 | AIP
Volume
551
Conference Dates
June 4-9, 2000
Conference Location
Florence, IT
Conference Title
AIP Conference Proceedings

Keywords

atom gas, fermion, quantum degenerate gas, ultracold atoms

Citation

Jin, D. , DeMarco, B. and Papp, S. (2001), Exploring a Quantum Degenerate Fermi Gas, International Conference on Atomic Physics | 17th | Atomic Physics 17: XVII International Conference on Atomic Physics; ICAP 2000 | AIP, Florence, IT (Accessed April 25, 2024)
Created February 1, 2001, Updated February 17, 2017