Undergraduate Honors Theses

Thesis Defended

Spring 2018

Document Type

Thesis

Type of Thesis

Departmental Honors

Department

Engineering Physics

First Advisor

Eric Cornell

Abstract

Potassium 39 (K39) ultracold Bose gases provide an excellent opportunity to study few- and many-body physics. This is due to their rich Feshbach resonance spectrum, which allows for magnetically tunable interaction strength between the atoms in the gas. In our experiment we create such a Bose gas and tune a magnetic field to study it near a Feshbach resonance. Knowing this magnetic field is critical since it determines interaction strength. The complex experimental setup can benefit from improved automation and simplified data acquisition. In this thesis, I will outline my work towards realizing these goals.

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