According to this article an electron can be split into 3 quasiparticles: ‘holon’ carrying the electron’s charge ‘spinon’ carrying its spin ‘orbiton’ carrying its orbital location The article links to an experiment that was made in 2012, where physicists were able detect the spinion and the orbiton after splitting electrons, here is the link to the original paper: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v485/n7396/full/nature10974.html My questions: 1- What are these mentioned quasiparticles? And how do they work?! a particle that carries spin separately and another one carrying the location, I cannot understand how this works! 2- Are these real particles or just separated quantum properties (which is even weirder explanation)? In the article it is mentioned that these particles can move in different direction and speed. 3- Is the electron still a fundamental particle? 4- Are there new research advancements on this subject?