It is with shock, and with new respect for the subtleties of condensed matter physics, that the noninitiate (such as I was) first realizes that at low temperatures a microscopic energy—like that associated with a single atom—can be enough to seriously affect the state of a macroscopic body.
Neutrino and Dark‐Matter Detection at Low Temperature
Leo Stodolsky; Neutrino and Dark‐Matter Detection at Low Temperature. Physics Today 1 August 1991; 44 (8): 24–32. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881266
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