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Destruction of discrete charge

Nature volume 536, pages 3839 (04 August 2016) | Download Citation

Electric charge is quantized in units of the electron's charge. An experiment explores the suppression of charge quantization caused by quantum fluctuations and supports a long-standing theory that explains this behaviour. See Letter p.58

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  1. Yuli V. Nazarov is at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft, 2628 CJ Delft, the Netherlands.

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