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Destruction of discrete charge

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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Figure 1: A nanodevice to investigate charge quantization.

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Nazarov, Y. Destruction of discrete charge. Nature 536, 38–39 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/536038a

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