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Quantum Hall Effect Observed at Room Temperature


February 15, 2007

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Using the highest magnetic fields in the world, an international team of researchers has observed the quantum Hall effect--a much studied phenomenon of the quantum world--at room temperature. The quantum Hall effect was previously believed to only be observable at temperatures close to absolute zero (equal to minus 459 degrees Fahrenheit). Full Story

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National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

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