Tuesday, February 7, 2012

1202.1258 (Maryvonne Chalony et al.)

Long-range gravitational-like interaction in a neutral atomic cold gas    [PDF]

Maryvonne Chalony, J. Barre, B. Marcos, A. Olivetti, David Wilkowski
A quasi resonant laser induces a long-range attractive force within a cloud
of cold atoms. We take advantage of this force to build in the lab quasi 1D
systems of particles with a gravitational-like interaction, at a fluid level of
modeling. We give experimental evidences of such an interaction in a Strontium
cold gas, studying the density profile of the cloud, its size as a function of
the number of atoms and its breathing oscillations.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1202.1258

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