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Laser-Cooling Brings Large Object Near Absolute Zero
April 5, 2007
Using a laser-cooling technique that could one day allow scientists to observe quantum behavior in large objects, MIT researchers have cooled a coin-sized object to within one degree of absolute zero. The technique achieved the coldest temperature ever reached by laser-cooling of an object of that size and may eventually enable researchers to confirm that large objects obey the laws of quantum mechanics.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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