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Friday, December 9, 2011

Atoms Dressed with Light Show New Interactions

NIST 12/08/2011 10:44 AM EST

Atoms Dressed with Light Show New Interactions

Using lasers to manipulate ultracold atoms' internal states, NIST researchers can induce complicated interactions otherwise difficult or impossible to study. By applying these same techniques to an ultracold gas of fermions, an antisocial type of particle, researchers may be able to observe yet-to-be-discovered phenomena important to designing materials with specific magnetic or superconducting properties necessary for topological quantum computation.

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