So since heat comes from atoms vibrating and moving and as they go fast heat increases and when they go slower heat decreases. If I got this right absolute zero is when they give off no heat and this would mean that the atoms are not moving at all. Well then if that is how absolute zero works then it is impossible due to Heisenberg's uncertainty principle. We could measure where they were and since they weren't moving we would know there momentum would be zero. So basically what I'm asking is that if Heisenberg's uncertainty principle is true then is absolute zero even possible.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

**Physics Forums - The Fusion of Science and Community**

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Absolute zero should be impossible

Loading...

Similar Threads - Absolute zero should | Date |
---|---|

I Fermi gas at the absolute zero T | Dec 4, 2017 |

I What happens to Quantum decoherence at Absolute Zero? | Jun 30, 2016 |

B Superposition at absolute zero | Jun 27, 2016 |

Absolute zero and information | Jul 11, 2011 |

Absolute Zero - No Entropy -Quantum Jiggles? | Apr 25, 2011 |

**Physics Forums - The Fusion of Science and Community**