Bose-Einstein Condensate, The Sequel

One day when I was thinking, I had a great thought:  What happens when you put Bose-Einstein condensate into room temperature or into a very hot place very quickly? So usually it is made by freezing liquid helium to ultimately low temperatures (like a fraction above absolute zero (0 Kelvin or -273 degrees Celsius)). Normally if you freeze something and then heat it, it goes back to its original form, e.g. steam –> water –> ice –> water –> steam. But Bose-Einstein condensate would probably change permanently when the helium atoms turn into waves.

Mum said that it is the same as with eggs, once you boil an egg then even when it gets to room temperature it stays a solid. But eggs are not from a single similar molecule (water is just H2O and Bose Einstein condensate would have been helium). Eggs are surprisingly complex. And so is Bose-Einstein condensate but in a different way. I couldn’t find anything on the internet about this idea; surely somebody has done this experiment already.


Michio Kaku On Bose Einstein Condensate

Michio Kaku made a video about Bose Einstein Condensate and a bit about Quantum computers and Teleportation.

Bose Einstein Condensate

Bose Einstein Condensate is a state of matter like solid, liquid and gas but its atoms don’t act like dots they act like waves. Bose Einstein Condensate is made by using a gas (Helium works best because it is light) and freezing it to nearly 0 Kelvin (-273 degrees Celsius.) If you put it in a jar it will climb out of it! My dad taught me this when I was 4.  I told my teacher and she was so impressed she called in the head teacher.  Neither of them had heard of this amazing state of matter so they read about it on the Internet.  Why don’t you do the same, starting at Wikipedia. If you didn’t understand then watch this video.