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Title: Innovative Atom Trap Catches Highly Magnetic Atoms
Description: Trapped erbium: Color-enhanced image of a cloud of erbium atoms trapped and cooled and a narrow-line MOT using a single laser beam. The laser beam is coming down from the top of the image, which measures about 1 millimeter square. The atoms collect along the ellipse of a constant magnetic field (dashed line) where they come into resonance with the laser. A faint cloud of residual, higher temperature atoms caught in the magnetic trap can be seen as well.

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Type: Graphic/scientific data
Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology
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Credit: Berglund/NIST
AV Number: 08CNST002
Date Created: 2008
Date Entered: 4/1/2008

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