Device can detect single electrons

April 22, 2015 2:59 AM

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Researchers hope that the detector will eventually be able to aid in the calculation of the mass of a neutrino.

According to a Massachusetts Institute of Technology statement, a team of researchers has developed an apparatus capable of detecting individual elections. The device uses radioactive krypton gas that emits electrons as it decays. These electrons are trapped in a magnetic bottle, allowing a radio an...

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