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Quantum Gas Microscope Offers Glimpse of Quirky Ultracold Atoms
November 5, 2009
Physicists at Harvard University have created a quantum gas microscope that can be used to observe single atoms at temperatures so low, the particles follow the rules of quantum mechanics, behaving in bizarre ways. The work, published this week in the journal Nature, represents the first time scientists have detected single atoms in a crystalline structure made solely of light, called a Bose Hubbard optical lattice.
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