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Dressing atoms in an ultracold soup

February 28, 2018

Using lasers, U.S. and Austrian physicists have coaxed atoms in an ultracold strontium gas into complex structures unlike any previously seen in nature. Researchers from Rice University, Harvard University and the Vienna University of Technology created "Rydberg polarons" in a gas at least 1 million times colder than deep space.Full Story

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