Quantum Nanoscope

Quantum Nanoscope

graphene sheet

September 26, 2017 | Source: Nanowerk, nanowerk.com, 8 June 2017, Nanowerk News Staff

Researchers have studied how light can be used to "see" the quantum nature of an electronic material. They managed to do that by capturing light in a net of carbon atoms and slowing it down so that it moves almost as slow as the electrons in the graphene. Then something special happens: electrons and light start to move in concert, unveiling their quantum nature at such large scale that it could observed with a special type of microscope.