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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A device made of magnetic coils and tuned lasers in which atoms or particles are slowed and then confined to a small region of space. A laser trap is used to form a Bose-Einstein condensate. Also called atom trap.


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