Laser cooling technique halts rotating molecules for quantum computers

September 3, 2014 4:22 PM

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Laser cooling technique halts rotating molecules for quantum computers

A team of researchers at the Northwestern University have developed a new laser cooling technique which has helped them successfully stop a trapped molecule, in a rotating mode, in its tracks.

Scientists see the development as a major breakthrough. They explain trapping of molecules is relatively easy with the help of laser beams but the problem is despite being trapped they continue rotating, giving false impression that they are free. But the cooling technique has helped in trapping mol...

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