Meet the Dropleton—a “Quantum Droplet” That Acts Like a Liquid 
Physicists have created a new composite “quasiparticle” that could help probe the quantum mechanics of many particles working together
Part particle, part liquid, a newly discovered “quasiparticle” has been dubbed a quantum droplet, or a dropleton. The dropleton is a collection of electrons and “holes” (places where electrons are missing) inside a semiconductor, and it has handy properties for studying quantum mechanics.
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Meet the Dropleton—a “Quantum Droplet” That Acts Like a Liquid

Physicists have created a new composite “quasiparticle” that could help probe the quantum mechanics of many particles working together

Part particle, part liquid, a newly discovered “quasiparticle” has been dubbed a quantum droplet, or a dropleton. The dropleton is a collection of electrons and “holes” (places where electrons are missing) inside a semiconductor, and it has handy properties for studying quantum mechanics.

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