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Majorana fermion: By “splitting” photons, we can create strangely shaped light.

Physicists have shown that particles of light are “divided” into so-called Mayorana bosons. This is a feat long thought to be mathematically impossible and may be achievable.


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December 15, 2021

An artistic illustration of a photon split in two

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The type of light that was previously thought to be impossible may be real after all. To create it, you need to “split” a single photon of light between two places to produce a particle called a mayorana boson.

1937, Italian physicist Ettore Majorana It has been suggested that some electrons that fall into the category of particles called fermions can be split into two theoretical particles called fermions. Majorana fermion.. This involves using quantum effects to give… rather than physically splitting the electron in half.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2301876-photons-could-be-split-in-two-to-create-a-weird-new-form-of-light/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=home Majorana fermion: By “splitting” photons, we can create strangely shaped light.

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