Sunday, October 5, 2014

Majorana Fermion

In a paper published on October 2, 2014 in the Science journal, Majorana Fermion was introduced as a particle that is also its own antiparticle, dark matter candidate and possible quantum computer enabler. 

Although this surprisingly very stable particle does not require a particle accelerator to make an appearance, it does require a very specific setup with temperatures lowered to 1°C above absolute zero to maintain superconductivity, and very powerful scanning-tunneling microscopes.

Due to its stability and weakly interacting nature, majorana fermions have a future in being utilized in quantum calculations that were previously incalculable.

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