Chemistry Question #126
Adil, a 17 year old male from the Internet asks on January 28, 2000,
Has absolute zero (0 K) ever been reached a laboratory?
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answered on January 28, 2000
Temperatures as low as 20 nK (a nanokelvin is 10-9 K) have recently been produced in a group of some 2000 rubidium atoms (Rb, chosen for its optical and magnetic properties). This is the lowest kinetic temperature ever achieved. Find out more at http://www.sun.rhbnc.ac.uk/~uhap057/LTWeb/Absolute.html.
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