Magnetic confinement of a neutral gas Academic Article uri icon


  • A three-dimensional dynamic trap for confining a collisional neutral gas is described. The trap uses the interaction of the magnetic moments of the gas atoms with a time-dependent magnetic field. Collisions lead to the evaporative cooling of the trapped atoms and to the viscous heating of the gas, particularly at high densities. This magnetic trap may allow the attainment of Bose-Einstein condensation in spin-polarized atomic hydrogen gas. 1985 Nature Publishing Group.

published proceedings

  • Nature

author list (cited authors)

  • Lovelace, R., Mehanian, C., Tommila, T. J., & Lee, D. M.

citation count

  • 66

complete list of authors

  • Lovelace, RVE||Mehanian, C||Tommila, TJ||Lee, DM

publication date

  • November 1985

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