New Laser Cooler Technique Stops Molecular Tumbling Motion

September 3, 2014 3:45 PM

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New Laser Cooler Technique Stops Molecular Tumbling Motion

A new laser cooler technique has helped a team of researchers stop a trapped, rotating molecule in its tracks.

Making molecules behave a certain way can be difficult, but Northwestern University scientists have discovered an "elegant" way to stop a molecule so other applications can be harnessed, according to a press release issued by the university.

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