Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Faculty
College of Sciences
School of Physics
NanoTECH Research Area Affiliations
Professor Raman's laboratory investigates quantum mechanics on macroscopic scales using ultralow temperature gases. Atoms are cooled by laser light and are suspended inside a vacuum chamber forming a Bose-Einstein condensate at about one millionth of a degree above absolute zero. This quantum gas has dramatic properties such as superfludity and can form quantized vortices. His work focuses on tailoring matter wave properties using magnetic and optical fields to exhibit novel quantum effects. This research combines techniques from lasers and optics with electronics and vacuum technology.
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