Daily Archives: 04/12/2020

Gold, vanadium, europium reveal existence of mysterious particle

An international group of researchers published a study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences where they present evidence of the existence of Majorana fermions -particles that are theorized to also be their own antiparticle- on the surface of a gold object.

According to the scientists, this is a major step toward isolating the particles as stable, error-proof quantum bits or qubits for quantum computing.

In 1937, Italian theoretical physicist Ettore Majorana predicted that among fermions, there should be some particles that are indistinguishable from their antiparticles.