Physics Girl

How does laser cooling work?

Season 1 Episode 21 | 5m 27s Video has closed captioning.

How can light be used to cool atoms and molecules? Lasers are known to burn things, fix eyes, and dance on powerpoint presentations. But they can also be used to cool objects to some of the coldest temperatures in the universe.

Aired: 08/21/16

Rating: NR

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