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Temperature below Absolute Zero is Infinitely Hot



Science gets colder than absolute zero

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"The inverted Boltzmann distribution is the hallmark of negative absolute temperature, and this is what we have achieved," said researcher Ulrich Schneider, a physicist at the University of Munich in Germany. "Yet the gas is not colder than zero kelvin, but hotter. It is even hotter than at any positive temperature — the temperature scale simply does not end at infinity, but jumps to negative values instead."









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FenrirTheBeard
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Sir Drinksalot
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I don't understand.





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ok





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No one understands





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Scruffy
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Wait, so they went below absolute zero and it happens to be hotter than absolute zero?


What? I don't even...






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So cold it burns?

ETA: I thought absolute zero was impossible because that meant no molecular motion?



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CENLALSUFAN
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the temperature scale simply does not end at infinity, but jumps to negative values instead."


so negative is greater than positive..

essentially saying "LESS IS MORE"






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Absolute zero is often thought to be the coldest temperature possible. But now researchers show they can achieve even lower temperatures for a strange realm of "negative temperatures." Oddly, another way to look at these negative temperatures is to consider them hotter than infinity, researchers added.





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Bayou Tiger
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I don't understand.
Me either. The GIF was my reaction after reading this and remembering why I don't open science articles.






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noonan
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Wait, this isn't Germans?

I read about this a day or two ago. Figured it had to have already been posted here.

I guess it was just from last night.

Still surprised it hasn't been posted.



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Science and shit





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LSUcdro
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sounds cold or hot? not quite sure what to say in this thread







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The Easter Bunny
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I do science with ultracold atoms (millikelvin temperatures) and this shite is still crazy to me





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Scruffy
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I honestly have no idea what the frick it is talking about.





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Sir Drinksalot
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MAYBE...if u get above "absolute hot as shit" it turns back to cold.







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quote:

"The inverted Boltzmann distribution is the hallmark of negative absolute temperature, and this is what we have achieved," said researcher Ulrich Schneider, a physicist at the University of Munich in Germany. "Yet the gas is not colder than zero kelvin, but hotter. It is even hotter than at any positive temperature — the temperature scale simply does not end at infinity, but jumps to negative values instead."


Physicists trolling us hard






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