Comprehensive Control of Atomic Motion

  title={Comprehensive Control of Atomic Motion},
  author={Mark Raizen},
  pages={1403 - 1406}
  • M. Raizen
  • Published 12 June 2009
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Science
Cooling All Atoms Laser cooling can be used to chill atoms to ultralow temperatures. However, the characteristics of the atoms and of the lasers limit the technique to a select few elements of the periodic table. Techniques are thus being explored that can be applied more generally. Raizen (p. 1403) reviews recent work on the magnetic coilgun cooling technique—where a series of magnetic pulses are applied to a cloud of atoms or molecules and can cool them to millikelvin temperatures. The only… 

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