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JILA Quantum Droplet

Caption: This is an artist's conception of the microscopic "quantum droplet" discovered by JILA physicists in a gallium-arsenide semiconductor excited by an ultra-fast red laser pulse. Each droplet consists of electrons and holes (representing absent electrons) arranged in a liquid-like pattern of rings. The surrounding area is plasma. The discovery adds to understanding of how electrons interact in optoelectronic devices.

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