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May 6, 2020

Total quantum state of buckyballs measured

A research group led by Jun Ye at JILA has successfully measured the total quantum state of buckyballs (buckminsterfullerene), a molecule comprised of 60 carbon atoms.

[Research supported by National Science Foundation grant PHY 1734006.]

Learn more in the University of California news story Buckyballs play by quantum rules. (Date image taken: October 2018; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: May 5, 2020)

Credit: Ye Group and Steven Burrows/JILA


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