BibTeX File

One of the main goals of this project is the compilation and maintenance of a BibTeX file that can be used when writing documents prepared with LaTeX, or even as a stand-alone reference list.   This BibTeX file is compiled from information found on the internet, and includes what is hopefully a complete and chronologically ordered list of all published experimental papers regarding quantized vortices in atomic-gas superfluids (BECs and Fermi gas superfluids).  If you notice that any relevant publications are missing or incorrectly listed, including your own, please let us know!  The BibTeX file also includes references (at the top of the file) to a few publications and reviews regarding superfluid helium, BECs and ultracold Fermi gases, and quantized vortices in BECs.

As new experimental publications involving vortices in ultracold gases emerge, and as errors and omissions are discovered, references will be added and corrections will be made to the BibTeX file available here.  The most recent version can be downloaded; see links at the bottom of this page.

Citation Keys

The BibTeX file and the Experiment List table use a citation key (such as Mat1999.PRL83.2498) that uniquely identifies each article.   Each citation key for a journal article follows the following format:  

  • The first three letters are the first three letters of the first author's last name (without hyphenation, and using only standard Latin alphabet characters.  In cases where the author's last name has fewer than three letters, only those letters of the author's last name are used).
  • The first three letters are proceeded by the publication year.
  • Following a period, a journal abbreviation and volume number are given.
  • Following another period, the first page number of the article completes the article identifier.
  • There are no spaces within a citation key.  
This citation key construction has the following advantages:
  • Simply by looking at the citation key, one can immediately figure out the relevant details needed for looking up the article (as long as the journal abbreviation is obvious).  To convince yourself of this, try to figure out how to look up the article corresponding to Mat1999.PRL83.2498, even if you do not know the first author's full last name.
  • If an article needs to be cited in a manuscript, the corresponding citation key for the BibTex file can usually be determined without looking up the relevant entry in a BibTeX file, simplifying the process of citing papers.
  • The article identifiers are almost certainly unique to a paper.
  • When collaborators work together on papers and merge reference lists, a systematic method for constructing article identifiers (citation keys) can greatly simplify the writing process.
For books and book chapters:
  • The first three letters are the first three letters of the first editors last name (when referring to an entire book), or the first three letters of the first author's last name of a chapter (when referring to just that chapter).
  • The first three letters are followed by the year of publication, which is followed by a period.
  • After the period, the first word in the book title is listed, followed by another period. 
    • for a book that is one in a series, an abbreviation for the series followed by the volume number may be given.
    • After the second period, the word "book" is written out if referring to the entire book.  If referring to a chapter or a page number, the first page number is given.

Brian Anderson,
Aug 19, 2015, 10:23 AM
Brian Anderson,
Aug 19, 2015, 10:23 AM