what happens if something reach’s absolute zero


Is it possible for something to lose all energy/heat and if so what would actually happen. I have head that it would freeze everything around it, and around what it’s freezing. and end up destroying the world, but I heard that as a kid and it doesn’t seem to make alot of sense in my mind. If this is the case why if not what actually does happen

In: Physics

What happens is the molecules lose absolutely ass molecular movement. The electrons stop spinning and all energy ceases. As for what happens to the stuff around it I don’t know

Someone once explained to me that atoms cannot reach absolute zero in real life becasue as the electron plummets towards the nucleus that creates more energy into the system that prevents it from reaching actual absolute zero. He was an actual physacist but this was on a drunken Saturday night conversation so who knows.

Lowest energy state possible is called a Bose Einstein phase. It is hard to ELI5 just here just now, but the temperature is made so low, that the atoms will act as being “one” giant particle. They use lasers to cool particles, it is an optical “trick” to snoop off energy from atoms. This all only happening at ultra high vacuum of course.

The 3rd law of thermodynamics says that it is impossible for any system to reach absolute zero.

Can’t speak to the specifics of why we haven’t reached absolute zero yet, but speaking from the perspective of the laws of thermodynamics, the effect would be the opposite of what you described. At absolute zero, the system would start gaining heat from the first mass it touches that isn’t also at absolute zero (including air). Someone can correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure it would act similar to leaving an ice cube on the counter – it would get warmer and the air and counter would get colder.