Sorting machine for atoms

The physicists from University of Bonn (from left): Dr. Andrea Alberti, Carsten Robens, Prof. Dr. Dieter Meschede, Dr. Wolfgang Alt and Stefan Brakhane. Foto: Volker Lannert/Uni Bonn

Magnetized atoms on optical conveyor belts

The fluorescence microscope images clearly show the sorting process. Image: Carsten Robens/Uni Bonn