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Munich Laser Emits A Beam Of Matter Waves

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March 17, 1999
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German scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching and the University of Munich have developed a laser that emits a continuous heam of matter waves instead of light. Such unprecedented control over atomic motion becomes possible by the laws of quantum mechanics at very low temperatures, close to absolute zero, where the atoms reveal their wave nature.

German scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching and the University of Munich have developed a laser that emits a continuous heam of matter waves instead of light (to be reported in Physical Review Letters).


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