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Stirring-up atomtronics in a quantum circuit: What's so 'super' about this superfluid
February 12, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.While pursuing the goal of turning a cloud of ultracold atoms into a completely new kind of circuit element, physicists have demonstrated that such a cloud-known as a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC)-can display a sort of "memory" and may offer an alternative to conventional electronic devices.Full Story
University of Maryland Joint Quantum Institute
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