News From the Field
Quantum Chaos Unveiled?
August 6, 2008
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.A University of Utah study is shedding light on an important, unsolved physics problem: the relationship between chaos theory--which is based on 300-year-old Newtonian physics--and the modern theory of quantum mechanics. The study demonstrated a fundamental new property--what appears to be chaotic behavior in a quantum system--in the magnetic "spins" within the nuclei or centers of atoms of frozen xenon. Full Story
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