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Title: Towards spinor condensates at ultralow magnetic field : creating dipolar quantum gases
Author: Brannan, Mark
ISNI:       0000 0004 6347 3753
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2017
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This thesis outlines the design and construction of an experiment to investigate dipolar interactions within a rubidium-87 (\(^8\)\(^7\)Rb) spinor Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC). For dipolar interactions to drive population transfer between the internal states of a \(^8\)\(^7\)Rb BEC the ambient magnetic field must be reduced below 100 pT. To this end I have designed an active magnetic stabilisation system which is able to reduce the ambient magnetic field to a given level with 30 nT peak-to-peak fluctuations. A design is presented for a complementary passive magnetic shield in order to further reduce the ambient magnetic field, which electromagnetic simulations show should provide a factor of >10\(^8\) reduction in the ambient magnetic field.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QC Physics