Definitions

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  • n. Any entity that has some characteristics of a distinct particle, but comprises a grouping of multiple particles

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  • n. a quantum of energy (in a crystal lattice or other system) that has position and momentum and can in some respects be regarded as a particle

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Examples

  • In the process of this screening, both types of electrons actually clump together to form a composite object, or quasiparticle, which is very heavy.

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  • For example, in both systems, when an electron at the lowest possible energy level is excited (by a photon or another particle), the resulting interaction between the electron and the hole left behind cannot be described as a quasiparticle (as it can in ordinary metals), because the electron excitation decays so quickly.

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  • (by a photon or another particle), the resulting interaction between the electron and the hole left behind cannot be described as a quasiparticle (as it can in ordinary metals), because the electron excitation decays so quickly.

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  • In short: To complete the assertion that room temperature systems cannot include quantum behaviors, a rigorous analysis of the quasiparticle issue is required.

    Quantum Hyperion

  • I suspect that if molecular non-classical data transfers and quasiparticle condensates exist, such components could also be configured to build qubits.

    Quantum Hyperion

  • I suppose one could propose that quantum-capable quasiparticle waves exist within tubulins, but why in the world would one bother?

    Quantum Hyperion

  • Also, a full proof of the irrelevance of quasiparticle-mediated quantum effects in room temperature organic systems would also require a proof that quasiparticles cannot be used to construct qubits, or at least that any qubits constructed in such a fashion cannot then be linked back to the classical components of the system.

    Quantum Hyperion

  • In each experimental run, the elevated quasiparticle densities caused the wavelike entities to overlap and form condensates, the investigators say.

    Quantum Study Yields Unusual Results | Impact Lab

  • In the condensate, the bosonic quasiparticle pairs are coupled to each other and can be described by a macroscopic wave function with a well defined phase.

    Additional background material on the Nobel Prize in Physics 1996

  • These freely moving defect hexagons can be thought of as a quasiparticle with half odd charge.

    Ars Technica

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