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Matter waves conjured in Schrödinger’s hat

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Ashley N. Paddock, [email protected]

An amplifier devised to boost light, sound or other waves while hiding them inside an invisible container could lead to the construction of a quantum microscope that captures quantum waves and monitors electronic processes on computer chips. The University of Washington system, dubbed “Schrödinger’s hat,” refers to the quantum mechanical paradox of Schrödinger’s cat and the creation of something from what appears to be nothing. This graphic shows a matter wave hitting a so-called Schrödinger’s hat. The wave inside the container is...Read full article

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