Quantum Coherence in a Bose-Einstein Condensate

22 Jan 2013
Vanessa Schipani
Quantum Coherence in a Bose-Einstein Condensate

Many-particle quantum coherence is a phenomenon where two or more particles take on the form of a wave and combine to act as one large wave. A Bose–Einstein condensate (BEC) consists of a gas cooled to temperatures near absolute zero, whereby quantum correlations become recognizable on a macroscopic scale and can be observed. Image created by Lee O'Riordan, an OIST graduate student

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