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Atomic sensing

Many atoms make sensors better

Ensembles of weakly interacting atoms have enabled some of the most precise measurements ever made. Now researchers have shown that making these atoms work together in a strongly interacting regime can boost sensitivity by orders of magnitude.

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Fig. 1: Experimental setup.

Dong-Sheng Ding, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)


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Whitlock, S. Many atoms make sensors better. Nat. Phys. 18, 1391–1392 (2022).

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