So a Bose Einstein condensate is another state of matter at temperatures below those where a solid state exists. The temperature is reduced so much, that the quantum wave states overlap and become one single object. So what are the properties of this object? Is it more rigid than solids? Also, does it stay this way after the atoms have become one, even after the temperature goes up? If so, how? Conceptually, raising the temp should be different in solid to liquid to gas since those are simply aggregates of atoms, whereas a BEC is completely different. Are the identities of each component atom erased once it becomes part of the Bose Einstein condenstate? What about the quarks and electrons, do they merge as well?