Here is our new lab’s first publication, out today in Physical Review A: 10.1103/PhysRevA.98.043626
Shown above is a 1D-cut of the density profile (false color image in the inset) of our cold lithium molecules after time-of-flight expansion. The gray fraction shows the thermal expectation, the red line coming above that value indicates the presence of a Bose-Einstein condensate of the molecules. Our little twist on this experiment is to use a mixture where no atom is in the hyperfine ground state (the first and second hyperfine states are used). This mixture is paving the way for another set of experiments we are working on currently… anyhow check it out!