Electron-behaving nanoparticles rock current understanding of matter

Thursday, June 20, 2019
(Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation)

Researchers have made a strange and startling discovery: Nanoparticles that are engineered with DNA in colloidal crystals behave just like electrons. Not only has this finding upended the current, accepted notion of matter, it also opens the door for new possibilities in materials design.