Super Atom

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Super atom is another term used for describing a Bose–Einstein condensate,[1] whereby a group of atoms are super-cooled to only several billionths (0.000000001) of a Kelvin above Absolute Zero.[2] The end result is an atom "blob"[1] or super atom, so called because many of the individual super-cooled atoms merge together into one collective unit[3] and begin to behave less like particles and more like waves.[3]

The maximum number of super-cooled atoms that may possibly merge together into one stable super atom is a topic of current research interest.[4]