Bose–Einstein condensates: BECs from the fridge

Friedrich, Bretislav
October 2009
Nature Physics;Oct2009, Vol. 5 Issue 10, p712
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the contribution of Satyendra Nath Bose, an Indian physicist, to the development of molecules. Albert Einstein, a theoretical physicist, has used the non-Boltzmannian counting of Bose to determine the growth of molecules. The combination of ideas of both physicists has led to the the creation of the Bose-Einstein gas condensation.


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