Atoms are composed of electrons moving around a central nucleus they are bound to. The electrons can also be torn away, overcoming the confining force of their nucleus, using the powerful electric field of a laser. Half a century ago, the theorist Walter Henneberger wondered if it was possible to free an electron from its atom with the laser field, but still make it stay around the nucleus. Many scientists considered this hypothesis to be impossible. However, it was recently successfully confirmed by physicists from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, and the Max Born Institute (MBI) in Berlin, Germany. For the first time, they managed to control the shape of the laser pulse to keep an electron both free and bound to its nucleus, and were at the same time able to regulate the electronic structure of this atom dressed by the laser. What’s more, they also made these unusual states amplify laser light. They also identified a no-go area. In this area nicknamed “Death Valley,” physicists lose all their power over the electron. These results shatter the usual concepts related to the ionisation of matter. The results have been published in the journal Nature Physics. (1)
Made free. Only to be controlled
Liberated. Only to be enslaved.
Be careful of the big promises of the Devil.
No, you are not a free man.
You are free because someone gave you
You are not entitled to anything.
Unless someone gives you the right to
The worm cannot claim the earth.
And at the very moment it thinks it
can, the car comes along and crushes it…
Stay enslaved. And you will be
liberated. In your nature. In your own self.
Stay in the dirt you little worm.
And you will become God.