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Physicists at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), a collaboration of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland-College Park, have for the first time caused a gas of atoms to exhibit an important quantum phenomenon known as spin-orbit coupling.
Neutral atomsâ€”having no net electric chargeâ€”usually donâ€™t act very dramatically around a magnetic field. But by â€œdressing them upâ€ with light, researchers at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI),
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