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A three-layer magnetic shielding for the MAIUS-1 mission on a sounding rocket

Kubelka-Lange, André and Herrmann, Sven and Grosse, Jens and Lämmerzahl, Claus and Rasel, Ernst and Braxmaier, Claus (2016) A three-layer magnetic shielding for the MAIUS-1 mission on a sounding rocket. Review of Scientific Instruments, 87 (6). American Institute of Physics (AIP). DOI: 10.1063/1.4952586 ISSN 0034-6748

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Abstract

Bose-Einstein-Condensates (BECs) can be used as a very sensitive tool for experiments on fundamental questions in physics like testing the equivalence principle using matter wave interferometry. Since the sensitivity of these experiments in ground-based environments is limited by the available free fall time, the QUANTUS project started to perform BEC interferometry experiments in micro-gravity. After successful campaigns in the drop tower, the next step is a space-borne experiment. The MAIUS-mission will be an atom-optical experiment that will show the feasibility of experiments with ultra-cold quantum gases in microgravity in a sounding rocket. The experiment will create a BEC of 105 87Rb-atoms in less than 5 s and will demonstrate application of basic atom interferometer techniques over a flight time of 6 min. The hardware is specifically designed to match the requirements of a sounding rocket mission. Special attention is thereby spent on the appropriate magnetic shielding from varying magnetic fields during the rocket flight, since the experiment procedures are very sensitive to external magnetic fields. A three-layer magnetic shielding provides a high shielding effectiveness factor of at least 1000 for an undisturbed operation of the experiment. The design of this magnetic shielding, the magnetic properties, simulations, and tests of its suitability for a sounding rocket flight are presented in this article

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/104756/
Document Type:Article
Title:A three-layer magnetic shielding for the MAIUS-1 mission on a sounding rocket
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Kubelka-Lange, AndréZARM, University of BremenUNSPECIFIED
Herrmann, SvenZARM, University of BremenUNSPECIFIED
Grosse, Jensjens.grosse (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Lämmerzahl, ClausZARM, University of Bremen, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Rasel, ErnstLUH, Leibniz University of HannoverUNSPECIFIED
Braxmaier, Clausclaus.braxmaier (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:6 June 2016
Journal or Publication Title:Review of Scientific Instruments
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:87
DOI :10.1063/1.4952586
Publisher:American Institute of Physics (AIP)
ISSN:0034-6748
Status:Published
Keywords:QUANTUS, MAIUS, interferometry, magnetic fields, magnetic shielding
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research theme (Project):Vorhaben Quantensensorik
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Systems Enabling Technologies
Deposited By: Hüls, Simone
Deposited On:28 Jun 2016 12:40
Last Modified:06 Sep 2019 15:29

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