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Apr 17, 2022

This Is The World’s First Image of Light as Both a Particle And a Wave

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For the first time, scientists have managed to capture the dual natures of light – particle and wave – in a single electron microscope image.

Until now, scientists could only capture an image of light as a particle or a wave, never both at the same time. However, a team from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland has overcome the challenges that previous experiments faced by imaging light in this very strange state using electrons.

The key to their success.

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