Lasers Can Chill Stuff Super Fast

Need to cool something extra-fast? New research suggests that lasers might do the trick.
Physicists proposed the idea of laser cooling 30 years ago, but until now, experiments had been largely unsuccessful and only worked with low-pressure gases. Now, German researchers have shown that bombarding high-pressure gas with a laser can produce dramatic cooling, dropping the temperature as much as 66 degrees Celsius (151 degrees Fahrenheit) in a matter of seconds.

Full story by Hadley Leggett on Wired



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