Bose-Einstein-Condensate

A new detection scheme.

Helium atoms from the condensate (top) fall and impinge on a microchannel plate, releasing their large internal energy (20 eV) to electrons that provide the detection signal.
 

Volume 292, Number 5516, Issue of 20 Apr 2001, p. 452. 
Copyright © 2001 by The American Association for the Advancement of Science.