Netherlands – A team of Dutch scientists at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands conducted a study that suggests that entangled particles affect each other even when they are placed over a huge distance from each other. This new development has proven Albert Einstein’s quantum entanglement theory wrong.
One of the most intriguing phenomena in physics is the quantum entanglement between separated objects. Scientists conducted a series of experiments that proved the effect is real, and that simply observing one particle can instantly change another far-away object. The study has been published this week in the journal Nature.
How does this contradicts Einstein?
In a scientific paper written by Einstein in 1935, he describes that what he calls “spooky action at a distance” had to be wrong. Undiscovered properties are involved in this bizarre behavior, which is why classical physics cannot explain it.
Researchers conducted an experiment where they placed two diamonds at two different sites, 1.3 kilometers apart and then struck them with laser energy and microwave. The same experiment was conducted 200 times in series of 18 days. Electrons in the diamonds were forced to emit photons that showed a clear, invisible and instantaneous connection between them. Investigators found that distance was not a variable. Even though they changed the separation between the two diamonds the result was always the same.
Dr. Ronald Hanson, a physicist at Delft’s Kavli Institute of Nanoscience and lead author of the study said the experiment might have important implications for the future. Quantum properties are already being used in data security by sophisticated cryptography. If all loopholes are closed, these systems will be 100 per cent secure. “Loopholes can be backdoors into systems,” Dr Hanson said.
Source: Tech Times