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  • n. One of three kinds of quasiparticle (the others being the holon and orbiton) that electrons in solids are able to split into during the process of spin–charge separation, when extremely tightly confined at temperatures close to absolute zero.

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spin +‎ -on

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  • The observations of spinon confinement were made at the Science and Technology Facilities Council's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the United Kingdom by an international team of physicists.

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  • The observations of spinon confinement were made at the Science and Technology Facilities Councils Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the United Kingdom by an international team of physicists.

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  • Most ladders studied so far cannot illustrate this process because the large strength of their interchain coupling suppresses the spinon excitations at all energy scales.

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