Posted: April 3, 2012 by Wildcat in Uncategorized
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Particles called fermions exhibit collective behavior in unexpected situations, according to new research. Unlike boson particles, which like to act in unison with others, fermions have a mind of their own. Different as they are, both species can show “collective” behavior—an effect similar to the wave at a baseball game, where all spectators carry out the same motion regardless of whether they like each other. (via Futurity.org – A rarity for fermions: Collective behavior)

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