UIC Physicists Successfully Image Majorana Fermion

Side-by-side images of subatomic particles. Image A on the left shows an irregular green shape labeled Fe ML on a blue and black background. Image B on the left shows the same shape with a bright outline and progressively darker center.

A team of UIC physics researchers led by Professor Dirk Morr have successfully imaged an exotic quantum particle known as the Majorana fermion. The team includes UIC physics graduate students Eric Mascot and Sagen Cocklin, and colleagues at the University of Hamburg in Germany. The imaging helps pave the way for the development of qbits--particles that could take us one step closer to the first quantum computer.

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The team's findings have been published in Science Advances.