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  • noun physics, mathematics A model of a form of atom composed of two electrons restricted to the surface of a sphere

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  • A weird hypothetical substance called spherium may help to unlock the quantum secrets of real matter, say physicists

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  • Clearly the hope is that spherium will help them understand other systems too.

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  • What Loos and Gill seem to be hinting at is that the chemistry of spherium -- the way it bonds together -- will provide a new way to study the quantum behaviour of real molecules and artificial atoms.

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