Topic: Atoms

How Mark Raizen and his lab -- and some borrowed ideas -- got atoms under control

June 14, 2010

Atom Stopper: In his quest to control atoms to a greater and greater degree, Professor Mark Raizen has borrowed ideas from chemistry, electromechanics and plasma physics. His journey demonstrates scientific creativity and the parts that serendipity and intuition play in discovery and that ideas can come from unexpected sources and arrive at unlikely times and places. It started in 2005 when Raizen took up the idea of controlling atoms.

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Controlling Most Atoms Now Possible, Report Scientists from The University of Texas at Austin

March 6, 2008

Stopping and cooling most of the atoms of the periodic table is now possible using a pair of techniques developed by physicist Mark Raizen at The University of Texas at Austin.

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