Collisions reveal new evidence of ‘anyon’ quasiparticles’ existence

Some types of anyons may eventually be useful for building better quantum computers

Evidence for anyon quasiparticles comes from an anyon collider (shown in colored scanning electron microscope image). Quasiparticles move along paths determined by electrodes (yellow). Two anyons (blue spheres, illustrated) collide at the center and exit to either side.

M. Kumar

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