Scientists have shown what an electron looks like.

"If you've ever opened a physics textbook, you've probably seen a picture of an atom with protons and

neutrons that make up its nucleus, around which a swarm of electrons swirls.The drawing is not true and these particles do not look like neat little balls, as usually depicted," they noteSwiss researchers.

Electrons themselves do not have a “form” - thispoint particles or they behave like a wave that changes shape depending on the energy. Scientists were able to portray it with the help of quantum dots - tiny semiconductor crystals on a nanometer scale.

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An electron is held in a quantum dot by electric fields, but it is constantly moving through space and stays in certain places within a given space with different probabilities corresponding to the wave function.

The scientists used spectroscopic measurements to determine the energy levels at the quantum dot and study the behavior of these levels in magnetic fields of different strengths and  orientations.Based on the data obtained, they determined the probability density of the electron and hence its wave function with very high accuracy."To put it simply, we were able to use this method to show for the first time what it looks like electron," said physicist Daniel Loss of the University of Basel.