The time-averaged adiabatic potentials (TAAP) allow a far wider range of trapping shapes than the traditional purely magnetic or even than the adiabatic potentials. Most notably, one can create a ring shaped wave guide, which is ideal for a Sagnac-type matter-wave interferometer.
We achieved the first BEC in South Eastern Europe on Friday the 13th of August 2010, one week later we produced our first TAAP trap.
15/09/2013 Hector Mas has joined us for an internship -- welcome Hector!
19/06/2013 Saurabh Pandey has joined our team.
17/12/2012 The Editorial Board of Journal of Physics B has selected our paper on the new BEC2 trap as a Highlight of 2012 (cold matter).(broshure)
1 μK isopotential surfaces of possible TAAP traps. A movie of a transforming TAAP-trap can be seen here