Quantum Divorce: When Particle Entanglement Doesn't Work Out

Friday, January 30, 2009 - 16:42 in Physics & Chemistry

It sounds like a tiebreaker round in a mixed martial arts bout: entanglement sudden death, or ESD. In actuality it is a mysterious phenomenon by which entangled quantum objects--two electrons, for example, whose properties are linked by some instantaneous connection across space--can suddenly break off their relationship. [More]

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