Majorana fermion: Why Princeton University scientists are going gaga over this elusive particle

October 5, 2014 2:11 AM

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The Majorana fermion, a subatomic particle which is both matter and anti-matter, may have been discovered after 80 years of searching. (Photo : Denise Applewhite / Princeton University)

The Majorana fermion has recently been discovered by physicists. This unusual particle, first predicted in 1937, is its own anti-particle, behaving like both matter and anti-matter.

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