Bose-Einstein condensation in semiconductors: myth or reality?

Bose-Einstein condensation, predicted for a gas of non interacting bosons in 1924 by Einstein, has been demonstrated for the first time in 1995 in a dilute gas of rubidium atoms at temperatures below 10(-6) K. In this work, it is shown that Bose-Einstein condensation can be achieved at around 15-20 K in a solid state system by using microcavity polaritons, which are composite bosons of mass ten billion times lighter than that of rubidium atoms. [DOI: 10.2971/jeos.2008.08023]


Published in:
Journal Of The European Optical Society-Rapid Publications, 3, -
Year:
2008
Keywords:
Laboratories:




 Record created 2010-11-30, last modified 2018-03-17


Rate this document:

Rate this document:
1
2
3
 
(Not yet reviewed)