Spinons – Confined like Quarks

Phenomenon known from Particle Theory observed for the first time in Condensed Matter

The concept of confinement is one of the central ideas in modern physics. The most famous example is that of quarks which bind together to form protons and neutrons. Now Prof. Bella Lake from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) together with an international team of scientists report for the first time an experimental realization and a proof of confinement phenomenon observed in a condensed matter system.