Researchers at Dartmouth College have built the world's first superfluid circuit that uses pairs of ultracold electron-like atoms, according to a study published in Physical Review Letters.
The laboratory test bed gives physicists control over the strength of interactions between atoms, providing a new way to explore the phenomena behind exotic materials such as superconductors.
"Much of modern technology revolves around controlling the flow of electrons around circuits," said Kevin Wright, assistant professor of physics at Dartmouth and senior researcher of the study. "By using electron-like atoms we can test theories in ways that were not possible before."
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