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  • Electron Spin Visualization

    Posted by Qrystal on September 5, 2008 at 20:20.
    Category: Concepts. Tags: physics, spin, thesis.

    Air on the Dirac Strings, by EVL: Electronic Visualization Laboratory, and posted by evltube on YouTube.

    Electron spin is definitely a weird property, especially because of the fact that it requires two full rotations to return to its original orientation, instead of just one. This video has some excellent visualizations to help wrap your head around the idea.

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    • Slehar

      Wow! Thats the clearest one I’ve seen! Thanks Qrystal! Its a pretty weird concept!