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Negative-Mass Hydrodynamics in a Spin-Orbit–coupled Bose-Einstein Condensate

Overview of attention for article published in Physical Review Letters, April 2017
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Title
Negative-Mass Hydrodynamics in a Spin-Orbit–coupled Bose-Einstein Condensate
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Physical Review Letters, April 2017
DOI 10.1103/physrevlett.118.155301
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M. A. Khamehchi, Khalid Hossain, M. E. Mossman, Yongping Zhang, Th. Busch, Michael McNeil Forbes, P. Engels

Abstract

A negative effective mass can be realized in quantum systems by engineering the dispersion relation. A powerful method is provided by spin-orbit coupling, which is currently at the center of intense research efforts. Here we measure an expanding spin-orbit coupled Bose-Einstein condensate whose dispersion features a region of negative effective mass. We observe a range of dynamical phenomena, including the breaking of parity and of Galilean covariance, dynamical instabilities, and self-trapping. The experimental findings are reproduced by a single-band Gross-Pitaevskii simulation, demonstrating that the emerging features-shock waves, soliton trains, self-trapping, etc.-originate from a modified dispersion. Our work also sheds new light on related phenomena in optical lattices, where the underlying periodic structure often complicates their interpretation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 <1%
Unknown 200 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 56 27%
Researcher 33 16%
Student > Master 28 13%
Professor 17 8%
Student > Bachelor 15 7%
Other 34 16%
Unknown 26 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 122 58%
Chemistry 15 7%
Engineering 13 6%
Materials Science 9 4%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 3 1%
Other 16 8%
Unknown 31 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 761. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 March 2022.
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#19,687
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#23
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#530
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