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Anderson localization in Bose-Einstein condensates

Year: 2010

Authors: Modugno G.

Autors Affiliation: LENS and Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Firenze, and INO-CNR Via Nello Carrara 1, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy

Abstract: The understanding of disordered quantum systems is still far from being complete, despite many decades of research on a variety of physical systems. In this review we discuss how Bose-Einstein condensates of ultracold atoms in disordered potentials have opened a new window for studying fundamental phenomena related to disorder. In particular, we direct our attention to recent experimental studies on Anderson localization and on the interplay of disorder and weak interactions. These realize a very promising starting point for a deeper understanding of the complex behaviour of interacting, disordered systems.

Journal/Review: REPORTS ON PROGRESS IN PHYSICS

Volume: 73 (10)      Pages from: 102401  to: 102401

KeyWords: Bose-Einstein condensates; Disorder; Anderson localization
DOI: 10.1088/0034-4885/73/10/102401

Citations: 123
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