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Physicists Get a Good Look at an ‘Exciton’ for the First Time – Gizmodo

After nearly a century of probing the nature of tiny, ephemeral objects called excitons, researchers finally managed to image the structure, hinting at the true…

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After nearly a century of probing the nature of tiny, ephemeral objects called excitons, researchers finally managed to image the structure, hinting at the true location of an electron. The findings could eventually help physicists create new states of matter or new quantum technologies.
Excitons occur inside semiconductors and other materials like insulators. When a semiconductor absorbs photons, or particles of light, it causes electrons to jump to higher energy levels, leaving positively charged…

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