Immortal quasiparticles: breaking the second law of thermodynamics

Scientists Discover Evidence that a Strange Group Of Quantum Particles Is Basically Invincible

Nothing lasts forever. Everything has a date of expiration, including humans, planets and stars, as well as galaxies. In the quantum world, things don’t always adhere to the rules. Scientists found that quantum systems can have quasiparticles which are immortal.

This does not mean that they do not decay. Once these quasiparticles decay, they can reorganise back into existence.

This seems to contradict the second law, which states that in an isolated system, entropy can only increase. Things can only degrade, and not rebuild.


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