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Scientists detect a quantum crystal of electrons and “watch” it melt

MIT researchers believe they have finally captured the process of quantum melting — a phase transition in quantum mechanics, in which electrons that have formed a crystalline structure purely through their quantum interactions melt into a more disordered fluid, in response to quantum fluctuations to their density.

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Quantum mechanics (or quantum theory) is a physical science dealing with the behaviour of matter and waves on the scale of atoms and subatomic particles.

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Many physicists believe that entanglement is the essence of quantum weirdness — and some now suspect that it may also be the essence of space-time geometry.

Many physicists believe that entanglement is the essence of quantum weirdness — and some now suspect that it may also be the essence of space-time geometry.

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“If quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet.” - Niels Bohr

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An Easy Explanation of the Basics of Quantum Mechanics for Dummies

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Alice in Quantumland: A Charming Illustrated Allegory of Quantum Mechanics by a CERN Physicist

Alice in Quantumland: A Charming Illustrated Allegory of Quantum Mechanics by a CERN Physicist | Brain Pickings

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The Truth in the Illusion

Quantum Physics "If Quantum Mechanics hasn't profoundly shocked you, then you haven't understood it yet."

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