Researchers have built a camera-like device for understanding how vortices form in quantum liquids, where atoms pair up and start to behave like overlapping waves
20 May 2022
Vortices that form in quantum liquids can now be studied with a camera that uses particle-like disturbances to take images instead of light. Normal cameras can’t capture these whirlpools, so the device may lead to a more detailed understanding of how they form.
Swirl a spoon in a cup of tea and you can easily create a vortex. But researchers have long struggled to predict exactly how these tiny tornadoes form or how they …