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Physicists develop faster way to make Bose-Einstein condensates


November 23, 2017

Massachusetts Institute of Technology physicists have invented a new technique to cool atoms into condensates, which is faster than the conventional method and conserves a large fraction of the original atoms. The team used a new process of laser cooling to cool a cloud of rubidium atoms all the way from room temperature to 1 microkelvin, or less than one-millionth of a degree above absolute zero. Full Story

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