Physicists localize 3-D matter waves for first time

An illustration of Anderson localization. The green balloons represent disordered barriers that localize the sound of the trumpet at its source.

University of Illinois physicists have experimentally demonstrated for the first time how three-dimensional conduction is affected by the defects that plague materials. Understanding these effects is important for many electronics applications. Led by physics professor Brian DeMarco, the researchers achieved complete localization of quantum matter waves in three dimensions, first theorized roughly half a century … Read more