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Spotting the spin of the Majorana fermion under the microscope


October 12, 2017

Using a new twist on a technique for imaging atomic structures, researchers at Princeton University have detected a unique quantum property of the Majorana fermion, an elusive particle with the potential for use in quantum information systems. Full Story

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