Bose-Einstein condensates: microscopic magnetic-field imaging

Stephan Wildermuth, Sebastian Hofferberth, Igor Lesanovsky, Elmar Haller, L Mauritz Andersson, Sönke Groth, Israel Bar-Joseph, Peter Krüger, Jörg Schmiedmayer

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Today's magnetic-field sensors are not capable of making measurements with both high spatial resolution and good field sensitivity. For example, magnetic force microscopy allows the investigation of magnetic structures with a spatial resolution in the nanometre range, but with low sensitivity, whereas SQUIDs and atomic magnetometers enable extremely sensitive magnetic-field measurements to be made, but at low resolution. Here we use one-dimensional Bose-Einstein condensates in a microscopic field-imaging technique that combines high spatial resolution (within 3 micrometres) with high field sensitivity (300 picotesla).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)440
Number of pages1
Issue number7041
Early online date25 May 2005
Publication statusPublished - May 2005


  • Bose-Einstein condensate
  • magnetic field imaging

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Wildermuth, S., Hofferberth, S., Lesanovsky, I., Haller, E., Andersson, L. M., Groth, S., Bar-Joseph, I., Krüger, P., & Schmiedmayer, J. (2005). Bose-Einstein condensates: microscopic magnetic-field imaging. Nature, 435(7041), 440.