Cross-dressing Rubidium May Reveal Clues For Exotic Computing

Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 11:28 in Physics & Chemistry

Researchers have learned how to "dress up" neutral atoms with laser light to make them act in ways similar to a charged particle like an electron. The costume scheme could be a way for physicists to study the role of fractionally charged particles in an exotic form of quantum computing.

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