cold atoms

Scientists Create Mind-Bending Rydberg Polarons, Atoms Full Of Atoms

Scientists Create Mind-Bending Rydberg Polarons, Atoms Full Of Atoms

Some of the most exciting, mind-blowing physics happens when things get really, really cold – such as atoms clumping beneath the shell of a far-out electron. Imagine a bunch of people huddled under an awning, except the people are atoms, and the awning is… also an atom.

Wacky Firework Effect Created In Special Quantum Gas

Wacky Firework Effect Created In Special Quantum Gas

If you’re into physics making your brain leak out of your ears, you should familiarise yourself with Bose-Einstein condensates. These strange arrangements of atoms can be all the states of matter at once, can look like they have negative mass, and essentially bring the weirdness of quantum mechanics to larger…