Stuttgart 2012 – wissenschaftliches Programm
Q 34.45: Poster
Dienstag, 13. März 2012, 16:30–19:00, Poster.I+II
Towards Ultracold Mixtures on an Atom Chip — •Matthew Jones, Asaf Paris Mandoki, Sonali Warriar, Peter Krüger, and Lucia Hackermüller — University of Nottingham, UK
Ultracold mixtures hold the promise of understanding new phases of matter and collisions at very low energies. By combining the capabilities of the atom chip with optical dipole trapping, it will be possible to trap these mixtures in low dimensions and tune their scattering lengths via Feshbach resonances. In this way it will also be possible to realise experiments with additional magnetic potentials, position dependent interactions or impurity dynamics. Here we present the current status of our experiment. We detail the cooling schemes for both atom species and include the recent development of implementing an optical dipole trap. We discuss ideas for future measurements with separately addressable Bose-Fermi mixtures in optical dipole traps, such as transport and impurity studies in low dimensions, close to a chip surface.