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quantum particles

Spooky Quantum Particle Pairs Fly Like Weird Curveballs

Curvy baseball pitches have surprising things in common with quantum particles described in a new physics study, though the latter fly much more weirdly.In fact,...
quantum cascade laser

From a Quantum Laboratory to the Stratosphere

Lorenzo Bosco, doctoral student with Jérôme Faist, a professor at the Institute for Quantum Electronics, is taking an unusual flight: he travels to the...
MIRO measuring device

Nine in One Swoop

Atmospheric pollutants put a strain on the environment and harbor health hazards for humans. The Empa spin-off MIRO Analytical Technologies developed a technology to...
quantum mechanics

Further Confirmation of Quantum Mechanics

Nowadays, it is accepted among physicists that Albert Einstein was wrong in his scepticism of quantum mechanics. This was also confirmed by the Big...
quantum computingvideo

Primed for a Quantum Leap in Research

Since being proposed a half-century ago, quantum computing has been confined to science fiction and the daydreams of physicists. Then that all changed.“In the last...
nanodiamonds

Scientists Develop Nanodiamond-based Controllable Light Source

A research group from ITMO University has developed the first-ever controlled nanodiamond-based light source. Experiments have shown that diamond shells can double the emission...
quantum mechanical

Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Paradox Observed in Many-Particle System for the First Time

How precisely can we predict the results of measurements on a physical system? In the world of tiny particles, which is governed by the...
quantum spin liquid

New Quantum Spin Liquid Predicted by Nobel Laureate Prepared for the...

In 1987 Paul W. Anderson, a Nobel Prize winner in Physics, proposed that high-temperature superconductivity, or loss of electrical resistance, is related to an exotic...
Semiconductors

A Future Colorfully Lit by the Mystifying Physics of Paint-On Semiconductors

Some novel materials that sound too good to be true turn out to be true and good. An emergent class of semiconductors, which could...
quantum bitsvideo

Precision Atom Qubits Achieve Milestone

The unique Australian approach of creating quantum bits from precisely positioned individual atoms in silicon is reaping major rewards, with UNSW Sydney-led scientists showing...
quantum gas

Roton Quasiparticles Observed in Quantum Gas

Discovered in liquid helium about 80 years ago, superfluidity is a counterintuitive phenomenon, in which quantum physics and particle-wave duality manifest at the macroscopic...
quantum physics

Teaching Quantum Physics to a Computer

Physics students spend many years learning to master the often counterintuitive laws and effects of quantum mechanics. For instance, the quantum state of a...
dark matter

Harvey Meyer Is Awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant for Fundamental Calculations...

Particle physicist Professor Harvey Meyer of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) has received a grant from the European Research Council supporting his research on...
Intense laser

Intense Laser Experiments Provide First Evidence That Light Can Stop Electrons

Whenever light hits an object, some of the light scatters back from the surface of the object. However, if the object is moving extremely...
Quantum Systems

DARPA Program Aims to Extend Lifetime of Quantum Systems

Whether it is excited electrons emitting photons in a lightbulb or the vibrational frequency of atoms in an atomic clock, quantum phenomena are simultaneously...
diamond

Diamonds’ Flaws Hold Promise for New Technologies

“Historically, people called these defects ‘color centers’ because when you shine light on a diamond you see a bunch of pretty colors come back,”...
metamaterials

Building Blocks to Create Metamaterials

Engineers at Caltech and ETH Zürich in Switzerland have created a method to systematically design metamaterials using principles of quantum mechanics.Their work could pave...
quantum physics

Quantum Physics Provides New Knowledge About the Brain

In the past couple of years, quantum physicists have developed new measuring technologies which, by measuring fields rather than electronically, make it possible to...
quantum

Neural Networks Take on Quantum Entanglement

Machine learning, the field that’s driving a revolution in artificial intelligence, has cemented its role in modern technology. Its tools and techniques have led...
graphene

Light May Unlock a New Quantum Dance for Electrons in Graphene

A team of researchers has devised a simple way to tune a hallmark quantum effect in graphene—the material formed from a single layer of...