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Scientists capture strange “electronic ice” images for the first time

The physicist took the first image of the Wigner crystal. This is a strange honeycomb pattern material inside another material, made entirely of electrons.

Hungarian physicist Eugene Wigner first theorized the crystal in 1934, but it took more than 80 years for scientists to finally see the “electron ice” in person. The fascinating first image shows that the electrons are crushed into a tightly repeating pattern, such as a small blue butterfly feather or an alien clover press.

Scientists capture strange “electronic ice” images for the first time

https://www.livescience.com/electron-ice-snapshot-first-time Scientists capture strange “electronic ice” images for the first time

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