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Richard Feynman Experiment Recreated, 'Confirms Quantum Mechanics,' Physicist Says

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When electrons are shot at a screen with two slits, the electrons behave more like a wave, forming a characteristic interference pattern with dark and bright patches.
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Scientists have finally performed a famous experiment described by physicist Richard Feynman that captures the mysterious quantum properties that allow electrons to behave like either waves or particles. The findings don't upend any fundamental laws, but confirm the results of a classic double-slit experiment once thought too challenging to perform. 'It confirms quantum mechanics,' said study co-author Herman Batelaan. 'We all know it's supposed to work that way, but to actually go out there and do it is a valuable thing.' It's no surprise the team's results match those predicted by the brilliant physicist. But while the new experiment may not raise questions about quantum mechanics, it's important to check that these fundamental laws are behaving as physicists expect in many different setups, Batelaan said. 'Something that's so fundamental, you want to overturn every stone.'

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The Huffington Post article linked to is terrible.... by Alan 8 on Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 1:21:31 PM
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