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- noun physics, mathematics A
modelof a form of atomcomposed of two electronsrestricted to the surface of a sphere
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A weird hypothetical substance called spherium may help to unlock the quantum secrets of real matter, say physicists
Clearly the hope is that spherium will help them understand other systems too.
What Loos and Gill seem to be hinting at is that the chemistry of spherium -- the way it bonds together -- will provide a new way to study the quantum behaviour of real molecules and artificial atoms.