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Rubidium atoms cooled to new record low temperature

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A cloud of Rb atoms in a Stanford physics lab has become the coldest stuff on Earth.  At about 50 trillionths of a kelvin (50 pK), the atoms’ temperature was roughly ten times smaller than the previous record.

Read the abstract of the paper in Physical Review Letters here.

Written by David Robertson

April 15th, 2015 at 10:27 am

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