Contact: Dr. Niels Kjaergaard
University of Otago
Caption: Physicists from New Zealands' University of Otago have pushed the frontiers of quantum technology by developing a steerable 'optical tweezers' unit that uses intense laser beams to precisely split a cloud of ultracold rubidium atoms in two and then collide the halves together at a pedestrian pace.
Credit: Niels Kjaergaard
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