Long-sought chiral anomaly detected in crystalline material

3 septiembre 2015

Evidence for a long-sought phenomenon — first theorized in the 1960s and predicted to be found in crystals in 1983 — called the ‘chiral anomaly’ in a metallic compound of sodium and bismuth has been presented by scientists. The researchers also found an increase in conductivity in the material that may suggest ways to improve electrical conductance and minimize energy consumption in future electronic devices.