Surfing the web the other day, I came across a science article describing how electrons in a 3 layer sandwich of different types of graphene jumped from the top layer, to the bottom without ever being observed in the middle layer. I know what you’re thinking at this point, ‘I want to gnaw my own leg off because I am so bored’. But wait, this actually gets interesting. This got me thinking, what would happen, if rather than a single middle layer, we used two but entangled them and then pulled them apart? On one side, we would have a top layer and middle layer, or the other a bottom layer and middle layer.
Are you lost? Let me explain.
Entanglement basically gives matter an identity crisis. In the case above, the two layers behave as if they are one, regardless of how far apart they are. Touch one in New York, the other will feel it in Tokyo instantly. There are a number of theories as to how this all works, but we know that it does work even if we don’t fully understand it. So, if electrons were jumping from the top to the bottom without being in the middle, with an entangled middle, could we make them jump across a room? Or the Atlantic ocean?
What I am attempting to describe here is an experimental setup for what is best described as a ‘hyperdimensional diode’. This is not quantum teleportation, where we transfer the properties of a particle, but actual teleportation where we transmit the particle itself from one location to another in an instant. A MoS2 layer paired with a WS2 layer and MoSe2 again paired with a WS2 layer separated by some distance.
The WS2 layers are entangled, or at least have their charge carriers entangled. According to the results of the first #Experiment, the electrons skipped the WS2 layer after being liberated from the MoSe2 layer by laser and arrived in the MoS2 layer 1 picosecond later. This according to the researchers was a novel property of #Graphene layers held together with van der Waals forces. The hypothesis is that if the WS2 layers are entangled by spin, then the electron should skip this layer, not collapse the wavefunction and arrive across the room in the MoS2 layer.
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Source: Blasting News