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Last Year Christopher Monroe decided to try creating a time crystal. Initially when Nobel prize winning physicist Frank Wilczek proposed the concept in 2012, other researchers proved that there was no way to create such a thing.
Time Crystals are hypothetical structures that pulse without requiring any energy – like a ticking clock that never needs winding. The pattern repeats in time in much the same way that the atoms of a crystal repeat in space.
Christopher Monroe, a physicist at University of Maryland, along with his team used chains of atoms they had constructed for other purposes to make a version of a time crystal.
Another group led by researchers at Harvard, created time crystals out of dirty diamonds.
They are first examples of a remarkable type of matter – a collection of quantum particles that constantly changes, and never reaches a steady state. These systems draw stability from random interactions that would normally disrupt other kinds of matter.