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ULTRACOLD GASES

Quo vadis now, cold molecules?

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Cooling molecules down to their ground state is an ongoing challenge for atomic and molecular physicists. Further steps in this journey have recently been made, with promising implications.

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Fig. 1: A cold gas of Sr (blue) and Rb (yellow) atoms.

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Julienne, P.S. Quo vadis now, cold molecules?. Nature Phys 14, 873–874 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-018-0260-3

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