Bose einstein condensation and subatomic-speed

1. Jan 31, 2005

maxmax

If we cool down a small sample of atoms and see bose-einstein condensation,
and so the speed of the atoms is slowed down dramatically,
what can we say about the speed of the sub-atomic particles
(quarks etc..), do we know how their speed is being changed?

regards, marcel

2. Jan 31, 2005

da_willem

I guess that a large part of the atoms being in the ground state doesn't effect the velocity of the atoms constituents...?!