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Illustration of the Magneto-optical Trap (MOT)

Caption: Illustration of the magneto-optical trap (MOT). The atoms (green spheres) are captured and cooled using three pairs of opposing laser beams (blue arrows) and a magnetic field generated by coils placed above and below the atoms.

Credit: Niels Bohr Institute

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