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Fermionic and Bosonic

Fermions and bosons are names used to classify quantum mechanical particles (such as atoms) that have half-integer and integer spins, respectively. These two types of particles behave very differently at low temperatures. Bosons may occupy a single quantum state, while fermions are required by the Pauli exclusion principle to occupy separate quantum states.

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