laser cooling

noun
a technique using laser light to cool atoms to a very low temperature by removing momentum from the particles.
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Under normal conditions a cloud of vapor would become denser as it gets colder,
  but laser cooling tends to thin the cloud.
Laser cooling of atoms is a powerful and widely used tool in atomic physics.
So, laser cooling is already in use for military and commercial purposes.
Laser cooling works by bombarding the lithium atoms head-on with photons of
  light from a laser beam.
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