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Chin. Phys. B, 2015, Vol. 24(5): 050401    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/24/5/050401
Special Issue: TOPICAL REVIEW — Precision measurement and cold matters
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Micro-Gal level gravity measurements with cold atom interferometry

Zhou Min-Kang, Duan Xiao-Chun, Chen Le-Le, Luo Qin, Xu Yao-Yao, Hu Zhong-Kun
MOE Key Laboratory of Fundamental Physical Quantities Measurements, School of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China
Abstract  Developments of the micro-Gal level gravimeter based on atom interferometry are reviewed, and the recent progress and results of our group are also presented. Atom interferometric gravimeters have shown high resolution and accuracy for gravity measurements. This kind of quantum sensor has excited world-wide interest for both practical applications and fundamental research.
Keywords:  gravity measurements      atom interferometer      laser cooling and trapping      precision measurements  
Received:  13 February 2015      Revised:  19 March 2015      Published:  05 May 2015
PACS:  04.80.-y (Experimental studies of gravity)  
  03.75.Dg (Atom and neutron interferometry)  
  37.10.-x (Atom, molecule, and ion cooling methods)  
  06.20.-f (Metrology)  
Fund: Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 41127002, 11204094, 11205064, and 11474115) and the National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (Grant No. 2011AA060503).
Corresponding Authors:  Hu Zhong-Kun     E-mail:  zkhu@hust.edu.cn
About author:  04.80.-y; 03.75.Dg; 37.10.-x; 06.20.-f

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Zhou Min-Kang, Duan Xiao-Chun, Chen Le-Le, Luo Qin, Xu Yao-Yao, Hu Zhong-Kun Micro-Gal level gravity measurements with cold atom interferometry 2015 Chin. Phys. B 24 050401

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