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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

NIST/JQI Vapor Animation

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Caption: The animation shows the NIST logo that was stored within a vapor of rubidium atoms and three different portions of it that researchers were able to extract at will. Animation combines three actual images from the vapor extracted at different times.

Credit: NIST/JQI

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