Coolest Lego help in quantum physics!
How we love our Legos. Those tiny pieces of puzzles and blocks which can create supersize buildings and models. And as if they weren’t cool enough, scientists are making them coolest to get some answers for science.
They wanted to see how these beloved children’s toy would react when cooled to the lowest temperature humanly possible. Enter, the dilution refrigerator.
This machine is the most effective refrigerator in the world, capable of reaching minus 273.15 degrees Celsius — about 200,000 times colder than room temperature and 2,000 times colder than deep space.
The Lego survived absolute zero. This also helps scientists in development of quantum computers.
The use of plastic structures, such as LEGO, instead of the solid materials currently in use, means that any future thermal insulator could be produced at a significantly reduced cost.
The moulds used to produce LEGO bricks are accurate to within two-thousandth of a millimetre (0.002 mm!). Because of this high degree of accuracy, there are only around 18 bricks in every million produced that fail to meet the company’s high quality standard.