### Dr Donatella Cassettari

Dr Donatella Cassettari

School of Physics & Astronomy

University of St Andrews

North Haugh

St Andrews KY16 9SS

Scotland, UK

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Room | 218 |

Phone | 3109 |

Lab | 105 |

Lab Phone | 3186 |

dc43 |

Donatella's expertise is in the area of Bose-Einstein condensation in dilute atomic gases. When a cloud of bosonic atoms is cooled below a critical temperature, a phase transition occurs that causes the atoms to "condense" into the same quantum state. A condensate can be thought of as a new state of matter in which the atoms behave as a single quantum mechanical entity. It is a promising system for the study of strongly correlated many-body quantum mechanics and for the implementation of quantum information processing with neutral atoms.

Donatella's homepage### Recent publications:

*Optics Express*, vol 22, no. 22, pp. 26548-26558.

*American Journal of Physics*, vol 80, no. 2, pp. 148-153.

*Physical Review. A, Atomic, molecular, and optical physics*, vol 84, no. 5, 053410, pp. -.

*Physica Scripta. Topical Issues*, vol T143, 014008.

*Collisional relaxation of Feshbach molecules and three-body recombination in 87Rb Bose-Einstein condensates*'

*Physical Review. A, Atomic, molecular, and optical physics*, vol 75, pp. 020702(R).

### Current PhD Projects offered:

see full details- Holographic traps and guides for superfluidity studies and atom interferometry
- Holographic traps for the efficient production of Bose-Einstein condensates