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6606 No. 6606 ID: e8f72b

>Now, we finally have strong evidence for this elusive particle, found by physicists inside a superconducting material. Ultimately, this discovery could represent the very first so-called Majorana particle. The find was reported in the October 3 edition of Science.

>The discovery was made by Ali Yazdani of Princeton University. He placed a chain of magentic iron atoms on top of a superconductor made of lead. In normal cases, magnetism disrupts superconductors because these superconductors depend on a lack of magnetic fields for their electrons to flow unimpeded. However, this experiment caused the magnetic chain of atoms to turn into a type of superconductor (electrons next to one another in the chain coordinated their spins to simultaneously satisfy the requirements of magnetism and superconductivity). In this respect, each of these pairs can be thought of as an electron and an antielectron (one has a negative charge while the other has a positive charge).

>But this arrangement left one electron at each end of the chain without a neighbor to pair with, causing them to take on the properties of both electrons and antielectrons—in other words, Majorana particles. It is important to note that these Majoranas are what are called “emergent particles.” They emerge from the collective properties of the surrounding matter and could not exist outside the superconductor.
>> No. 6607 ID: 1bcc0d
>He placed a chain of magentic iron atoms on top of a superconductor made of lead.
I totally saw a guy shrunken down to the atomic level chaining atoms together with a pair of tweezers and some solder. My head hurts thinking about building chains of iron a few atoms at a time.
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