A Novel 6Li-53Cr Experiment for the Investigation of Strongly Correlated Fermionic Phases
April 24th, 2019 ELETTRA NERI Università degli Studi Firenze

In this talk I will present a new experimental platform aiming to produce a novel ultracold mixture of chromium and lithium gases, with which to investigate paradigmatic phenomena of exotic superfluidity and itinerant ferromagnetism within the frame of attractive and repulsive heteronuclear Fermi systems, respectively. In addition, I will discuss how the peculiar 6Li-53Cr mass ratio uniquely enables the study of novel few-body physics, expected to greatly enhance both the access to exotic superfluid regimes and the stability of itinerant ferromagnetic phases. I will describe the key features of our new machine and the actual status of the PoLiChroM experiment, presenting our newly achieved cold clouds of Li and Cr. Finally, I will discuss how we realized a high power optical dipole trap free from thermal lensing, showing preliminary results on optical trapping of atomic clouds.

Seminar, April 24, 2019, 15:00. ICFO’s Seminar Room

Hosted by Prof. Leticia Tarruell