ULTRACOLD ATOMS

Liquid beyond the van der Waals paradigm

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An ultracold mixture of Bose gases is eight orders of magnitude more dilute than water. However, quantum fluctuations turn it into a self-bound liquid droplet.

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Fig. 1: Liquid droplets.

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Petrov, D.S. Liquid beyond the van der Waals paradigm. Nature Phys 14, 211–212 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-018-0052-9

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