“In quantum matter, electrons shed their particle-like character and exhibit strange collective behavior,” says condensed matter physicist Arun Paramekanti, a professor in the U of T’s department of physics in the Faculty of Arts & Science. “These materials are known as non-Fermi liquids, in which the simple rules break down.”
Now, three researchers from the university’s department of physics and Centre for Quantum Information & Quantum Control (CQIQC) have developed a theoretical model describing the interactions between subatomic particles in non-Fermi liquids. The framework expands on existing models and will help researchers understand the behavior of these “strange metals.”
As I’ve said before, science can be the greatest speculative storytelling and cultural invention, and that’s why I always save the good stuff here.