Scientists have created ultracold molecules that are a million times colder than deep space and slightly above absolute zero. Scientists have managed to do that lowering the temperature of matter to near absolute zero, which has caused molecules to exhibit new properties.
We know that the air around is a chaotic superhighway of molecules that wander freely through space and constantly collide with each other, in irregular movement and at speeds of hundreds of miles per hour. This is what happens at natural temperatures that keep away from extreme shifts.
However, a team of scientists wanted to make an experiment to see what changes when molecules are exposed to temperatures near absolute zero. They slowly dived into the unknown and came back with some very precious findings.
They believe that with such a change in molecular behavior exposed to a particular temperature, the individual chaotic motion of small particles changes into the direction of behaving as one collective body.
But before that unifying action takes place, molecules begin to act very strangely, forming exotic states of matter that we never had the chance to observe in the physical world.
The matter wave is an enormous part of quantum mechanical theories, stating that the distinction between particles and waves is false, and all matter exhibits wave-like behavior. This theory was first imagined by the French physicist Louis de Broglie in 1923 and it has caused extensive tests, researchers and experiments ever since.
With the help of advanced technology, ultracold molecules are now created in labs and scientists have the chance to observe an immense variety of different states of matter, such as superfluid crystals that are indeed crystalline but are not defined by friction, which makes them a bizarre proof of evolved matter. Scientists can now see with their eyes what the past only predicted.
The extreme change in temperature caused stillness in molecules that are normally full of energy, vibrating and rotating and moving through space at a chaotic pace. The ultracold particles showed a high degree of stillness, as they have been cooled to common speeds of centimeters per second and prepared in their dedicated absolute lowest vibrational and rotational states.
Quantum mechanics can play a big role in the motion of molecules that are caused to no longer run around flies that have no direction but rather move as quantum mechanical waves.
This is indeed an evolutionary piece of information showing us that chaos can be suppressed with the right measures, subject to extremely cold temperatures.
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