Prospects for bose-einstein condensation in cesium

S. J.J.M.F. Kokkelmans, B. J. Verhaar, K. Gibble

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We analyze all of the cold-collision data for Cs, consisting of atomic fountain frequency shifts and elastic scattering rates, to determine phase parameters that completely characterize cold collisions between two ground-state cesium atoms. We show that the fast decays of spin-polarized gas samples in two recent attempts to reach Bose-Einstein condensation in cesium are due to potential and Feshbach resonances which enhance the depolarizing atom-atom collisions. We discuss the prospects for realizing Bose-Einstein condensation in 133Cs and in 135Cs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)951-954
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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