Scientists Capture the First Ever Photograph of Light as Both a Particle and a Wave

March 3, 2015 12:01 PM

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Light behaves as both a particle and a wave. Now, though, researchers have succeeded in capturing a snapshot of the dual behavior of light for the very first time.

Quantum mechanics tell us that light can behave simultaneously as a particle or a wave. However, there has never been an experiment able to capture both natures of light at the same time; the closest we've come before now is seeing either a wave or a particle-but not both.

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