Interference Patterns (image) Vienna University of Technology Caption 3d representation of interference fringes with red (blue) high (low) atom density. Time increases from bottom to top. At early times, just after splitting the atom clouds, the fringes form straight lines representing high order in the system. As time increases, the fringe shapes become more and more random, representing the loss of information. Credit Vienna University of Technology Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.