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August 6, 2021

Molecules successfully pooled into a Bose-Einstein condensate

Image of molecules successfully pooled into a Bose-Einstein condensate -- one of the five states of matter where a group of particles cooled to nearly absolute zero share a quantum state and the entire group starts behaving as though it were a single atom.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants PHY 1511696 and DMR 1420709.]

Learn more in the University of Chicago news story In long-awaited breakthrough, UChicago scientists harness molecules into single quantum state. (Date image taken: April 2020; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Aug. 6, 2021)

Credit: Cheng Chin, Department of Phyiscs, University of Chicago

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