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New quantum droplet: The thrill lasts for 25 trillionths of a second
New quantum droplet: The thrill lasts for 25 trillionths of a second

It’s not every day that physicists discover a new type of quasiparticle. And it’s even rarer that they give it a super-cute nickname like “dropleton.” So today, my fellow physics fans, we are in luck. Not only have scientists announced the discovery of a thing called a “quantum droplet,” but the quasiparticle is making its debut on the cover of this week’s edition of the journal Nature. A quantum droplet is a collection of electrons and “holes,” which are places where an electron could exist but doesn’t. Most droplets are made up of thousands or even millions of electrons and holes. But a quantum droplet has only about five of...

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