“Superliquid” light flows around with zero friction

Jun 12, 2017, 8:51 AM EDT
(Source: Arthur Netsvetaev/flickr)
(Source: Arthur Netsvetaev/flickr)

While we, as kids, have grown up learning about the dual nature of light – it’s waveform and the particle form, a group of Italian researchers delayers another intriguing facet of this energy.

According to research by CNR NANOTEC of Lecce in Italy, light behaves like a “Superliquid” under certain circumstances and flows around objects with zero friction, notes Global Futurist.

The discovery opens possibilities for a wide range of applications, for example, if scientists can find a way to harness this superfluidity at room temperature, they can create next generation of lasers, LEDs, solar panels, and photovoltaic cells in near future, writes Seeker.