In a joint work from the RARE and ERBIUM team as well as our theory collaborator from IQOQI, Rick van Bijnen, we have observed hallmarks of supersolidity in dipolar quantum gases of Erbium and Dysprosium. Our work is highlighted in a Viewpoint article in Physics by T. Donner.
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First Dipolar Quantum Mixtures!
We have created for the first time a dipolar quantum mixture by combining two highly magnetic atomic species, Erbium and Dysprosium. The experiment has been conducted in the RARE Lab and we observe simultaneous quantum degeneracy of 5 Bose-Bose mixture and a Bose-Fermi one.
The magic of Er and Dy: magneto-optical trap with only 5 beams!
As the first result of our new Erbium-Dysprosium mixture experiment RARE, we achieved for the first time the simultaneous trapping of Erbium and Dysprosium atoms in a magneto-optical trap (MOT).