posted on Jan, 28 2004 @ 10:15 PM
Although I have no idea what one can do with this I thought maybe someone with more scientific ability might try a crack at it?
Scientists in Colorado Create New Form of Matter Under Ultracold Conditions
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Scientists say they have created a new form of matter from a half-million potassium atoms chilled to within a whisper of
absolute zero, the coldest possible temperature.
Fermions represent a class of elementary subatomic particles that includes electrons, and they are among the building blocks of atoms and molecules.
According to a law of quantum mechanics, no two identical fermions may occupy the same quantum state.
On Dec. 16, researchers at the joint lab known as JILA used lasers to trap the small cloud of potassium atoms. By limiting their natural motion, they
cooled the atoms to 50 billionths of a degree above absolute zero, or minus-459 degrees F.
Normally, subatomic fermions in these atoms would repel one another.
But the researchers said that when they applied a magnetic field to the ultracold atoms, the atoms briefly matched up in pairs and created a
condensate, behaving in a coordinated wave pattern.
What do you make of this - opinions?