Thermometry and Refrigeration in a Two-Component Mott Insulator of Ultracold Atoms
Author(s)Weld, David M.; Miyake, Hirokazu; Medley, Patrick M.; Pritchard, David E.; Ketterle, Wolfgang
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Interesting spin Hamiltonians can be realized with ultracold atoms in a two-component Mott insulator (2CMI) [Adv. Phys. 56, 243 (2007); Rev. Mod. Phys. 80, 885 (2008)]. It was recently demonstrated that the application of a magnetic field gradient to the 2CMI enables new techniques of thermometry [Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 245301 (2009)] and adiabatic cooling [e-print arXiv:1006.4674]. Here we present a theoretical description which provides quantitative analysis of these two techniques. We show that adiabatic reduction of the field gradient is capable of cooling below the Curie or Néel temperature of certain spin-ordered phases.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Research Laboratory of Electronics; MIT-Harvard Center for Ultracold Atoms
Physical Review A
American Physical Society
Weld, David M. et al. “Thermometry and refrigeration in a two-component Mott insulator of ultracold atoms.” Physical Review A 82.5 (2010): 051603. © 2010 The American Physical Society.
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