Feb 24, 2020

Scientists Have Discovered a Brand New Electronic State of Matter

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Scientists have observed a new state of electronic matter on the quantum scale, one that forms when electrons clump together in transit, and it could advance our understanding and application of quantum physics.

Movement is key to this new quantum state. When electric current is applied to semiconductors or metals, the electrons inside usually travel slowly and somewhat haphazardly in one direction.

Not so in a special type of medium known as a ballistic conductor, where the movement is faster and more uniform.

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