Evaporation in the “Sheet” Trap

With the “Feshbach” magnetic coils now working, we can control the interactions between lithium atoms when they are trapped in the glass “science” cell, and we have observed evaporative cooling of atoms in that trap. The density and temperature already look favorable enough to add in the beam that will shape the ultracold Fermi gas into a ring shape. One big step closer to our experimental goals.