News tagged with rubidium

A transistor-like amplifier for single photons

Data transmission over long distances usually utilizes optical techniques via glass fibres – this ensures high speed transmission combined with low power dissipation of the signal. For quite some years possibilities have ...

dateJul 29, 2014 in General Physics
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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, of the applicability ...

dateJul 07, 2014 in General Physics
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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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