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Ultracold atoms

Across dimensions

The properties of quantum matter arise from the combined effects of dimensionality, interactions and quantum statistics. An experiment now studies what happens to ultracold bosons when the dimensionality of the system changes continuously between one and two dimensions.

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Fig. 1: Dimensional crossover of an atomic gas.

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Beugnon, J. Across dimensions. Nat. Phys. 20, 887–888 (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-024-02492-2

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