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Subject: Why does BEC work only for certain elements?

Date: Thu Feb 5 19:55:34 1998
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I've been studying Bose-Einstein Condensates for a while recently, and I'm a little confused. All of my information sources mention that a condensate will only form with certain elements, like Rubidium. What other, if any, elements does this work for, and why does it only work for some elements?

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