Image of the Week: 3D vortices in BECs

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.

Three-dimensional view of condensate density with vortex lattices of purely dipolar BECs with varying rotation frequencies.

Three-dimensional view of condensate density with vortex lattices of purely dipolar BECs with varying rotation frequencies, from Ramavarmaraja Kishor Kumar et al 2016 J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 49 155301 © IOP Publishing, All Rights Reserved.

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.

Read More: Three-dimensional vortex structures in a rotating dipolar Bose–Einstein condensate


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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.



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