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"


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


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


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