Tuesday, June 16, 2020

"Physicists create exotic 'fifth form of matter' on board the ISS"

The following sentence fragments appear in the article:

It's called the Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL), aka "the coolest spot in the universe"

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the different matter waves will be able to "sense" one another and coordinate themselves as if they were one big "superatom."

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Using a laser trap, they cooled about 10 million rubidium gas atoms

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BECs created in space last longer than they do in terrestrial laboratories once the confining traps are switched off, giving physicists a bit more time to study the exotic state of matter—over one second