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I understand the principle of evaporative cooling (for the creation of a Bose-Einstein Condensate), but I do not find any reference which explains mathematically this process and which explains what minimal temperature one can reach. Can someone describe mathematically how evaporative cooling works?

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  • $\begingroup$ Look up "dew point". $\endgroup$ – Hot Licks Mar 15 '18 at 12:31
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    $\begingroup$ @HotLicks How is that relevant to evaporative cooling of atomic clouds in the context of the creation of BECs? $\endgroup$ – Emilio Pisanty Mar 15 '18 at 12:32
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    $\begingroup$ The Wikipedia page on atomic-physics evaporative cooling is pretty thin on the details, but its main reference looks pretty relevant. For a readable but complete treatment, my first guess for a good place to go would be the PhD theses of the students at the Cornell and Keterle groups at the time that they were first creating BECs. $\endgroup$ – Emilio Pisanty Mar 15 '18 at 12:32
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    $\begingroup$ @Physicsman Ah, apologies, I left my library's proxy address in. The paper is here; it's paywalled, but a preprint is here. $\endgroup$ – Emilio Pisanty Mar 15 '18 at 12:51
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    $\begingroup$ @EmilioPisanty Thank you ! It seems that I will find answers :) have a good day ! $\endgroup$ – Physicsman Mar 15 '18 at 12:54

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