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Quantum Hall Effect Observed at Room Temperature

February 15, 2007

News thumbnail 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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