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Mysterious Particle Found After Decades of Searching

By Jesse Emspak | – Tue, Apr 17, 2012
The researchers think they have created majorana fermions, which have identical antiparticles but which don’t annihilate each other, at the ends of a nanowire device, shown here with orange balls.

An elusive particle that is its own antiparticle may have been found, and, if confirmed, would be the first time a phenomenon predicted decades ago has been seen in a real system.

Some researchers suggest that in the future, this mysterious particle called a Majorana fermion could be useful in carrying bits of information in quantum computers.