Dysprosium Quantum Gases
Dysprosium Quantum Gases

Quantum Bose and Fermi gases of dysprosium, first created by LevLab, possess extraordinarily large magnetic moments and spins, opening avenues to create novel quantum topological matter.

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Many-Body Cavity QED

Quantum soft matter may be realized via BECs confined within multimode cavities: spin glasses, quantum neural networks, quantum liquid crystals and superglasses.

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The SQCRAMscope
SQCRAMscope microscopy

Our novel Scanning Quantum CRyogenic Atom Microscope scans Bose-Einstein condensates over surfaces to image electron transport in strongly correlated or topologically nontrivial condensed matter materials.

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LevLab aims to elucidate the interplay between superfluidity, crystallinity, magnetism, disorder, and dimensionality in complex quantum matter using novel techniques developed to: 1) use high-spin dipolar gases for exploring topological quantum matter, see Dysprosium Quantum Gases; 2) manipulate ultracold atoms near cryogenic surfaces for high-resolution, high-sensitivity imaging of transport in, e.g., unconventional superconductors and topological insulators, see The SQCRAMscope; 3) realize quantum neural networks and quantum liquid crystal, superglass, and spin glass phases in a many-body, multimode cavity QED context, see Many-Body Cavity QED.

News & Events

Dr. Steve Edkins won Institute of Physics prize for best PhD thesis in the field of sup... Read More

Dipolar Quantum Newton's Cradle

New work on thermalization in near-integ... Read More

APS/Alan Stonebraker

Physics Viewpoint on SQCRAMscope... Read More


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Anisotropic Dy tune-out... Read More

Proposal for creating Meissner-like effec... Read More


Introducing the SQCRAMscope.  ArXiv paper... Read More

Dy Halo

Collisions of Dy BECs yield halos of dipolar scattered atoms. ... Read More

Anisotropic expansion of thermal dipolar Bose gas.... Read More

Turtle mode

A new nonequilibrium state of matter.  To appear in Phys Rev Applied.  ... Read More


We created the first spin-orbit-coupled dipolar Fermi gas with Dy!  Read about it in PR... Read More


Digital Micromirror Devices (DMD) provide a robust platform with which to implement dig... Read More

Scattering lengths for 162Dy and 164Dy have now been... Read More

Dy Feshbach resonances

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Reconfigurable cryogenic atom chip

Paper on the reconfigurable atom chip trapping of atoms near cryogenic materials publis... Read More

Lev and theory collaborators publish paper in... Read More

Lev publishes proposal for atom chip microscopy of transport in topological insulators ... Read More

Paper on neural network in multimode cavity.  ... Read More

Spin glass and Hopefield neural network in multimode cQED paper appears in... Read More

Paper on Dy optical dipole trapping at magic wavelengths published in... Read More

Paper on Dy narrow-line spectroscopy published in... Read More

Theory paper on soft quantum matter in multimode cavity QED published in... Read More

Two dysprosium papers published in PRA fall 2010. Papers detail... Read More

Dy MOT and magnetic trap collisions paper published in... Read More

LevLab is part of the winning MURI team lead by Chris Monroe at the JQI for development... Read More

Announcing the world's first Dysprosium magneto-optical trap (MOT)!  ... Read More

Loomis 334 & 332 lab construction at UIUC complete! See pictures... Read More