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Light Photographed as Particle and Wave

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For the first time, scientists documented light as a both a particle and a wave. A team of Swiss and American researchers captured the dual states of light in a single photograph using an advanced electron microscope at the EPFL labs in Switzerland. The team shot a stream of electrons at light radiating around a nanowire, triggering a demonstration of both the particle and wave states of light. “This experiment demonstrates that, for the first time ever, we can film quantum mechanics—and its paradoxical nature—directly,”

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