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Complexity trapped by simplicity

Nature volume 512, pages 261262 (21 August 2014) | Download Citation

Devices known as magneto-optical traps have long been used to cool and confine atoms, but not molecules — until now. This new ability should enable many studies and applications of the physics of ultracold molecules. See Letter p.286

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  1. Francesca Ferlaino is at the Institute for Experimental Physics, University of Innsbruck, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Innsbruck 6020, Austria.

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