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Microwave shielding and evaporative cooling of bosonic molecules out in Nature Physics!

Sep 4, 2023

Our paper reporting microwave shielding and first evaporative cooling of bosonic dipolar ground state molecules just came out in Nature Physics! We observe sample lifetimes of 1 second (100x improvement compared to previous) and cool bosonic molecules to the coldest temperatures yet (~30 nK above absolute zero), which should be an important stepping stone for further cooling towards quantum degeneracy. Congrats to the entire team and to Niccolò and Ian for leading this effort! 

Link: Nature Physics 19, 1579-1584 (2023)

Article by Ellen Neff: A Microwave Shield Yields Ultracold Dipolar Molecules

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