By LISA MURRAY and JONATHAN STENBERG and NICOLE WALTONAP/THE WASHINGTON POST Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have identified a novel way to harness the power of sunlight for the production of electricity at plant level.
The research was published in the journal Nature Communications.
The researchers, led by Michael G. Schatz, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, discovered how the electrons from sunlight can be turned into electrical power using the process known as quantum entanglement.
The scientists showed that this quantum entangling process occurs in the electrons’ orbits around a crystal lattice, in which one or more of the crystal atoms are entangled.
This means that the atoms are in an entangled state that allows the researchers to measure the atomic vibrations of the electron and the associated magnetic fields.
Quantum entangling is an important mechanism for the creation of matter and energy.
A quantum system is like a puzzle piece that is built from smaller pieces.
Quantum entanglements occur in the lattice of atoms, where a single particle can be in several different states at once.
When two electrons spin together, they produce the spin, or spin momentum, of the other.
When two electrons collide, they emit a charge, or electric charge, that is the result of the collision.
When an electron and an atom collide, the charged particles interact with each other, producing a magnetic field.
In the study, the researchers used the electron’s orbital motion to measure its quantum entangleings.
The spin motions of the two electrons, which are entangled by the quantum entangled electron and its spin, are measured in the light of the sun.
This light was captured in a detector that emits light with the frequency of a million times per second.
To measure the quantum states of the electrons, the scientists used an experiment called a phase-space measurement, which measures the difference between two light waves at different frequencies.
The difference is a measurement of the quantum state of the atoms.
To measure the electron spins, the team used a different experiment called an electron-antenna-interferometer, which uses a very narrow beam of light to capture electrons at the end of their orbits.
The researchers used this light to detect the quantum spin of the light waves, which was then measured in a separate detector that measured the electric charge of the photons.
The results showed that when two electrons are in a entangled state, the spin of one of the charged atoms can be observed in the photon’s light, which can be used to calculate the state of another charged atom.
The result is a new way to measure a charge and its interaction with a photon.
This is the first time that a group of scientists has used light from the sun to study quantum entangles in an experiment that used light to measure electrons’ spin.
Schutz and his colleagues say this approach will be useful in quantum optics and other applications where the photons have an atomic spin.
“This approach is particularly useful for quantum optics,” Schatz said.
“If the electron spin of a photon is a single electron, we can use this to measure that electron’s spin.”