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Absolute zero

  1. Oct 14, 2015 #1
    What happen to gas particles at absolute zero?
    Is it possible that the particles will still be moving ?
    Thanks in advance
     
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  3. Oct 14, 2015 #2

    DaveC426913

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    Read up on Bose-Einstein Condensates.

    Is this a homework question?
     
  4. Oct 14, 2015 #3
    The homework question is acctually a bit different. It says what is the characteristics of gas particles at absolute zero.
    I read some articles that say the gas particles will stop moving
     
  5. Oct 14, 2015 #4

    DaveC426913

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    No. If they stopped moving they would violate HUP. What happens is that the atoms "smear out" into what's called Bose-Einstein Condensate.
    Basically, the more their movement becomes known (i.e. approaches zero) the more their position becomes unknown (they smear out).
     
  6. Oct 14, 2015 #5
    thank you, really appreciate it
     
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