Press release

October 2016

The shapes of electrons: Solving a cryptic puzzle with a little help from a hologram


A recent discovery published in Nature Physics provides an innovative technique for calculating the shapes of electrons. This finding will help scientists gain a better and faster understanding of the properties of complex materials. Scientists used holographic logic to compile an algorithm for visualizing the shape of an electron in a superconducting material. This successful collaboration clarified the puzzling results of a series of experiments performed in the past 15 years, resolving a mysterious scientific enigma.

Journal Reference:

Emanuele G. Dalla Torre, Yang He, Eugene Demler. Holographic maps of quasiparticle interference. Nature Physics, 2016; DOI: 10.1038/nphys3829


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