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07/12/02

Rice Group Featured in Nature News Article

The work of the group of Randy Hulet at Rice University on ultra-cold fermion gases was featured in a recent article in Nature Magazine, including a photo of the team. In the June 27 issue, Mark Haw describes the efforts of Hulet's team and other groups to obtain a phase transition into a new state of matter, the fermion condensate state. Numerous applications of these fermion condensates are predicted, such as models for neutron stars, and a system for testing quantum theories. The article states that obtaining this new state is imminent, so you should hold your breath for the coming announcement of the discovery.



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