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Laser cooling unlocks metal tracer

Atom trap trace analysis has emerged as a powerful technique for detecting trace radioisotopes of noble gases. The successful application of the method to a calcium isotope now opens the possibility of extension to other metal isotopes.

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Fig. 1: A schematic representation of the ATTA technique.


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Glover, R.D. Laser cooling unlocks metal tracer. Nat. Phys. 19, 780–781 (2023).

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