'Neutronic molecules': Study shows neutrons can bind to quantum dots

The article covers a groundbreaking study by MIT researchers who have discovered that neutrons can bind to quantum dots, forming what are described as ‘neutronic molecules.’ This finding challenges previous understandings and could significantly impact material science and quantum computing. Neutrons, typically non-responsive to electromagnetic forces due to their lack of electric charge, are held in place by the strong force within these quantum dots. The implications for material probing, quantum information processing, and storage are profound, suggesting new methods for manipulating quantum states and investigating the properties of materials at the quantum level. For more details, you can read the full article on Phys.org: