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laser cooling

a technique using laser light to cool atoms to a very low temperature by removing momentum from the particles. Unabridged
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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.
  • Bill's work on laser cooling and atom trapping is laying the foundation for next-generation atomic clocks.

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