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Bose-Einstein condensation

Making it with molecules

Following the creation of atomic Bose–Einstein condensates in the mid-1990s, a major goal has been to produce a condensate of molecules. Technical challenges remain, but that achievement is now tantalizingly close.

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Figure 1: Towards a molecular Bose–Einstein condensate (BEC).


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