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Braided anyons

The properties of anyons — two-dimensional particles that are neither fermions nor bosons — have been directly measured in a quantum Hall interferometer.

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Fig. 1: Braiding quasiparticles.


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Du, RR. Braided anyons. Nat. Phys. 16, 899–900 (2020).

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