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Beyond absolute zero

beyond absolute zero
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A recent article in Science Magazine has hinted that it is theoretically possible to go beyond absolute zero and have negative Kelvin temperatures. This has some interesting potential implications for the design of devices involving work and heat transfers. This article attempts to explain the science behind the recent research and explores briefly a world of negative absolute temperatures.
You can also listen to a podcast interview with one the researchers that published the original article in Science. To access the podcast on the Science Magazine site click ‘Download the Podcast’.
A recent article in Science Magazine has hinted that it is theoretically possible to go beyond absolute zero and have negative Kelvin temperatures. This has some interesting potential implications for the design of devices involving work and heat transfers. This article attempts to explain the science behind the recent research and explores briefly a world of negative absolute temperatures.

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