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The Coldest Place in Westerville

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Last week Dr. Reinhard and his students detected ultracold rubidium atoms in a magneto-optical trap for the first time. The atoms, seen below with an infrared sensitive camera, have a temperature of about 100 micro Kelvin, or about a million times colder than room temperature. For reference, the surface of the sun is only about 20 times hotter than room temperature. IMG_0408

Written by Aaron Reinhard

July 29th, 2015 at 3:39 pm

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