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Neutrons with a twist

Neutrons do not normally have orbital angular momentum. But the demonstration that a beam of neutrons can acquire this property, 23 years after it was shown in photons, offers the promise of improved imaging technologies. See Letter p.504

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Figure 1: Orbital angular momentum of neutrons.

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Boyd, R. Neutrons with a twist. Nature 525, 462–463 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/525462a

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