Two-Dimensional Supersolid Quantum Gas
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A supersolid is essentially a spatially ordered material with superfluid properties in condensed matter physics. Researchers from the Department of Experimental Physics at the University of Innsbruck and the Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information at the Austrian Academy of Sciences managed to create supersolid states in ultra-cold quantum gases of magnetic atoms. Read more for two videos and additoinal information.



Supersolid states in quantum gases have only been observed as a string of droplets until now. The researchers extended this phenomenon to two dimensions, giving rise to systems with two or more rows of droplets. This two-dimensional supersolid system can be useful for studying how vortices form in the hole between several adjacent droplets.

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In collaboration with theorists Luis Santos at Leibniz Universität Hannover and Russell Bisset in Innsbruck we have now extended this phenomenon to two dimensions, giving rise to systems with two or more rows of droplets,” said Matthew Norcia.

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