Together with our theory colleagues from Hannover, we have investigated the formation of a macrodroplet state in an ultracold bosonic gas of erbium atoms.
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Extended Bose-Hubbard Model
We have studied the extended Bose-Hubbard Model with dipolar Er atoms as well as how the superfluid-to-Mott-insulator transition is modified by the dipole-dipole interaction.
Quantum Chaos in Ultracold Collisions of Erbium
We have studied the scattering behavior of ultracold Er atoms and observed an enormous number of Fano-Feshbach scattering resonances.
Reaching Fermi Degeneracy via Universal Dipolar Scattering
We have reported on the creation of the first degenerate dipolar Fermi gas of erbium atoms.
Narrow-line magneto-optical trap for erbium
We have reported on the experimental realization of a robust and efficient magneto-optical trap for erbium atoms, based on a narrow cooling transition at 583 nm.
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Erbium
We have reported on the achievement of Bose-Einstein condensation of erbium atoms and on the observation of magnetic Feshbach resonances at low magnetic fields.