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Magnetism observed in a gas for the first time

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Led by Wolfgang Ketterle and David E. Pritchard, RLE physicists shed new light on magnetism in experiment with ultracold atoms. For the first time, RLE scientists in the Center for Ultracold Atoms have observed ferromagnetic behavior in an atomic gas, addressing a decades-old question of whether it is possible for a gas to show properties similar to a magnet made of iron or nickel. <<more>>

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Magnetism observed in a gas for the first time

Professor Wolfgang Ketterle

Professor David E. Pritchard

RLE Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Group

Center for Ultracold Atoms