Ultracold Atoms Can Create Beautiful Ripples and Quantum Fireworks

If you aren’t the type to watch a fireworks display in the sky, perhaps you might find an enjoyable alternative in Bose-Einstein condensates. A miniature fireworks display has been found to be produced by these ultracold atoms as researchers switched the magnetic field’s direction in order to produce density ripples that created these firework-like jet emissions.

(Image credit: Han Fu et al/Physical Review Letters)

Source: neatorama

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