Today’s Image of the Week comes from a study by an international collaboration of researcers from the Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil and Bharathidasan University, India. Ramavarmaraja Kishor Kumar et al study 3D vortex lattice structures in dipolar Bose-Einstein Condensates (BECs). These vortices are formed by rotating the BEC, which they simulate in their recent JPhysB paper.
The images above show the distribution of density within several BECs rotating at different frequencies, showing the formation of different vortex structures – and looking a bit like waffles while they do it.
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Front and article image taken from Ramavarmaraja Kishor Kumar et al 2016 J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 49 155301, © IOP Publishing, All Rights Reserved.