We perform momentum-resolved RF spectroscopy on a Fermi gas of 40K atoms in the region of the the BCS-BEC crossover. This measurement is analogous to photoemission spectroscopy, which has proven to be a powerful probe of excitation gaps in superconductors. We measure the single-particle spectral function, which is a fundamental property of a strongly interacting system and is directly predicted by many-body theories. For a strongly interacting Fermi gas near the transition temperature for the superfluid state, we find evidence for a large pairing gap.
10 Minute Talk: Symmetry and Transport in Cold Atom Ratchets