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September 20, 2021

Bose fireworks

Jets of atoms shoot off from a Bose-Einstein condensate (the central disc) like fireworks in a new quantum phenomenon discovered by scientists at the University of Chicago (color was added for illustration).

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants DMR 1420709 and PHY 1511696.]

Learn more in the University of Chicago news story UChicago scientists see fireworks from atoms at ultra-low temperatures. (Date image taken: June 17, 2017; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Sept. 20, 2021)

Credit: Courtesy of Cheng, Physics Department, University of Chicago

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