Phillips, William D. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland. Nobelist.
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Reducing the thermal motion of atoms with the force exerted by a laser beam. Typically, such cooling is used to reduce the temperature of a gas of atoms, or the velocity spread of atoms in an atomic beam.
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