News tagged with rubidium

The coldest spot in the known universe

Everyone knows that space is cold. In the vast gulf between stars and galaxies, the temperature of gaseous matter routinely drops to 3 Kelvin, or 454 degrees below zero Fahrenheit.

dateFeb 03, 2014 in Astronomy
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German physicists create a 'super-photon'

Physicists from the University of Bonn have developed a completely new source of light, a so-called Bose-Einstein condensate consisting of photons. Until recently, expert had thought this impossible. This ...

dateNov 24, 2010 in General Physics
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A single-atom light switch

With just a single atom, light can be switched between two fibre optic cables at the Vienna University of Technology. Such a switch enables quantum phenomena to be used for information and communication technology.

dateNov 05, 2013 in Quantum Physics
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Spinning atoms in light crystals

(Phys.org) —After more than 40 years of intense research, experimental physicists still seek to explore the rich behaviour of electrons confined to a two-dimensional crystalline structure exposed to large ...

dateOct 30, 2013 in Quantum Physics
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Hydrocarbon superconductor created

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists from Okayama University in Japan have discovered that the hydrocarbon picene can be made to superconduct when potassium atoms are interspersed with the picene crystals and the doped ...

dateMar 10, 2010 in Superconductivity report
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Ultra-cold atom transport made simple

Techniques for controlling ultra-cold atoms travelling in ring traps currently represent an important research area in physics. A new study gives a proof of principle, confirmed by numerical simulations, ...

dateJul 07, 2014 in General Physics
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