Physicists working up from atoms to Schrodinger's cat

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 13:21 in Physics & Chemistry

(PhysOrg.com) -- Schrodinger's cat, a macroscopic object that is both alive and dead at the same time, illustrates the strangeness of quantum mechanics. While such quantum properties have been widely observed for electrons and molecules, recent experiments have shown that larger objects may also demonstrate quantum effects. Just how large, though, is still an open question.

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