Ultra-cold atoms in 0g in the lab

We have recently started operating our 0g-simulator which gives access to microgravity in the laboratory. The first results are very promising : for now we have an ultra-cold atomic source in 0g of some 10,000 atoms at a temperature below 100nK, which we are able to reproduce every 15 seconds. We expect soon to get the quantum degeneracy by minimizing atom losses during the trajectory of the engine.

To be continued...

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