Particle and anti-particle simultaneously?

By | May 13, 2013
Meet Leo Kouwenhoven, who made one of those Majorana fermions

Remember the famous line, "To be or not to be, that is the question"? There is a third answer: To be AND not to be. That answer is a Majorana particle, which superimposes an electron with the absence of an electron. That's a unique type of particle, and one that could allow for some nifty calculations to be done in the world of the very small.

/via +Jenny Winder 

Nothing to see: The man who made a Majorana particle – opinion – 13 May 2013 – New Scientist
Physicist Leo Kouwenhoven ended a 75-year hunt for the tricky Majorana fermion – a particle that is its own antiparticle – by creating one on a chip

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