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The race for absolute zero

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This program dramatizes the titanic rivalry between Scottish researcher James Dewar and Dutch physicist Heike Onnes, who plunged cold science to the forbidding realm at which oxygen and then hydrogen turn into liquids. The quest continues today as scientists pioneer super-fast computing near absolute zero--the ultimate chill of 459.67 degrees Fahrenheit--where atoms slow to a virtual standstill.
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Genre/Form: Educational films
Internet videos
Videorecording
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), 2008.
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
OCLC Number: 783172917
Notes: Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 23, 2011.
Originally broadcast on PBS as an episode of Nova (season 35, Episode 9) on Jan. 15, 2008.
Target Audience: 6 & up.
Description: 1 streaming video file (56 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Contents: Introduction: The Race for Absolute Zero (1:57) --
Sponsors: The Race for Absolute Zero (0:52) --
Science as Entertainment (3:05) --
Permanent Gases Will Not Liquefy (1:18) --
Competition for "Mount Hydrogen" (2:51) --
Process of Hydrogen Liquefaction (2:50) --
Dewar's Explosions (1:48) --
Hydrogen Liquefaction (1:55) --
Helium Scarcity (2:29) --
Liquefied Helium (2:43) --
Superconductivity (2:33) --
Superfluidity (1:43) --
Bose-Einstein Condensate (3:51) --
Hydrogen Bose-Einstein Condensate (1:25) --
Laser Cooling (1:43) --
In Search of Sodium Condensate (3:15) --
Evaporative Cooling (2:32) --
First Bose-Einstein Condensate (1:58) --
New State of Matter (2:02) --
Condensate in Hydrogen (1:50) --
Slowing Down the Speed of Light (1:50) --
Quantum Computers (1:43) --
Value of Quantum Computers (1:27) --
Coldest Temperature in the Universe (1:46) --
Value of Absolute Zero (1:08) --
Sponsors & Credits: The Race for Absolute Zero (1:38)
Other Titles: Nova (Television program)
Responsibility: Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) ; directed by David Dugan.

Abstract:

This program dramatizes the titanic rivalry between Scottish researcher James Dewar and Dutch physicist Heike Onnes, who plunged cold science to the forbidding realm at which oxygen and then hydrogen turn into liquids. The quest continues today as scientists pioneer super-fast computing near absolute zero--the ultimate chill of 459.67 degrees Fahrenheit--where atoms slow to a virtual standstill.

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