Scientists May Have Discovered a New Kind of Light

is this even possible?

Just when we think we know about photons these experimenters find out some crazy stuff.  Is light a wave or a particle?  Most people think both as been covered by the site and other articles before.  And now, these physicists get technical and explain what they just spotted:

Physicists from Trinity College Dublin’s School of Physics and the CRANN Institute, Trinity College, have discovered a new form of light, which will impact our understanding of the fundamental nature of light.

One of the measurable characteristics of a beam of light is known as angular momentum. Until now, it was thought that in all forms of light the angular momentum would be a multiple of Planck’s constant (the physical constant that sets the scale of quantum effects).

Angular momentum was apparently thought to be constant.  Uh I guess not eh?  Now what does this mean in terms of applications?  It may be too early to know.

Let’s find out more about this new light and check out a video on page 2

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