Quantum properties of Bose-Einstein condensates coupled to semiconductor heterojunctions
Sinuco Leon, German Alfredo (2010) Quantum properties of Bose-Einstein condensates coupled to semiconductor heterojunctions. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
In this thesis, we present a theoretical study of the effects that a current-carrying Two-Dimensional Electron Gas (2DEG) produce on a neighbouring magnetically trapped Bose-Einstein Condensate of alkali atoms (BEC). We suggest that technology used for magnetic micro-controlling of cold gases could be improved by replacing or combining the metallic wires used in such structures with 2DEG-based conductors or quantum electronic devices. All calculations presented in this thesis consider parameters attainable with present technology, suggesting that experimental realization of the scenarios proposed here is already feasible.
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