Kelvin cannot be negative. But if we convert -274.15 to the power of o C spaceto Kelvin it comes to -1k.How?

Asked by Aayush Priyam | 22nd May, 2014, 05:44: PM

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  • Kelvin defined the absolute temperature scale in the mid-1800s in such a way that nothing could be colder than absolute zero.
  • Physicists later realized that the absolute temperature of a gas is related to the average energy of its particles.
  • Absolute zero corresponds to the theoretical state in which particles have no energy at all, and higher temperatures correspond to higher average energies.
  • Physicists have created an atomic gas with a sub-absolute-zero temperature for the first time.
  • Their technique opens the door to generating negative-Kelvin materials and new quantum devices, and it could even help to solve a cosmological mystery.


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Answered by Prachi Sawant | 23rd May, 2014, 03:18: PM