Will a matter get 0 volume on -273 C?

  1. Today in my chemistry class, the teacher said:

    Is it true? If yes I have a doubt. 0 vloume means the matter will demolish right? Then how will the mass of the demolished matter be conserved according to Law of conservation of mass?
  2. jcsd
  3. mfb

    Staff: Mentor

    This is not true.
    Also note that a full Bose-Einstein condensate is the lowest-energy state (for bosons), it is at 0 K and you cannot make it cooler.
  4. Do you mean the lowest possible temperature a matter can be cooled is 0 k?
  5. mfb

    Staff: Mentor

    That's the definition of 0 K, yes.

    There is a good reason to assign negative temperature values to some systems, but those are hotter than any system with zero or positive temperature.
  6. There are some very interesting properties of a Bose-Einstein Condensate (BEC)...

  7. DrClaude

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    Yes, they were just not detected. If you had read the Wikipedia entry, you would have seen after twhat OCR quoted:
    Also, the statement
    is mostly false. When a substance is cooled [Edit: to a low enough temperature], it forms a solid [Edit: with the exception of helium, which becomes superfluid]. Only in very special cases, such as for dilute gases, does a bunch of bosons can be coerced to form a BEC. It is not trivial to do!
    Last edited: May 5, 2014
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  8. thank you DrClaude
  9. Could a real rate of matter volume become infinitely small? If you are convinced it cannot be done in the universe, then the absolute zero cannot be achieved in the universe.

    Also a demolition of the matter in 0 volume, as a real phenomenon, makes no sense to consider.
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