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  • Raiders Of The Lost Dimension (quantum mechanics)

    06/06/2006 9:59:36 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 37 replies · 1,224+ views
    Space Mart ^ | Jun 06, 2006 | Unattributed
    A team of scientists working at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory's Pulsed Field Facility at Los Alamos has uncovered an intriguing phenomenon while studying magnetic waves in barium copper silicate, a 2,500-year-old pigment known as Han purple. The researchers discovered that when they exposed newly grown crystals of the pigment to very high magnetic fields at very low temperatures, it entered a rarely observed state of matter. At the threshold of that matter state--called the quantum critical point-the waves actually lose a dimension. That is, the magnetic waves go from a three-dimensional to a two-dimensional pattern. The discovery is...