Cooling and Studying Rubidium Atoms - Drawing by Vanessa Schipani

30 Nov 2012
Vanessa Schipani
Cooling and Studying Rubidium Atoms - Drawing by Vanessa Schipani

Members of the Light Matter-Interactions Unit use lasers to slow down and cool Rubidium atoms. When an atom slows down, its temperature also decreases. Using this laser cooling method, they are able to study the effects of as few as six atoms and the photons they emitted. 

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