We have observed Bose-Einstein condensation of molecules, created from a spin mixture of fermionic 6Li atoms. The condensate realizes the limit of tightly bound fermion pairs in the crossover between BCS and BEC superfluidity.
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(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(020.2070) Atomic and molecular physics : Effects of collisions
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
C. A. Stan, M. W. Zwierlein, C. H. Schunck, S. M. F. Raupach, and W. Ketterle, "Observation of Bose-Einstein condensation of molecules," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper IMI4.
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