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quantum bits

Quantum Transfer at the Push of a Button

In the new quantum information technologies, fragile quantum states have to be transferred between distant quantum bits. Researchers at ETH have now realized such...
Superconducting Crystals

Scientists Pinpoint Energy Flowing Through Vibrations in Superconducting Crystals

Manipulating the flow of energy through superconductors could radically transform technology, perhaps leading to applications such as ultra-fast, highly efficient quantum computers. But these...
fusion device

Superconducting Tokamaks Are Standing Tall

The Science A persistent problem has dogged the largest fusion device in South Korea. The Korean Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) device has run successfully...
Superconductivity

Controlling Superconductivity Using Spin Currents

A KAIST research team led by Professor Jhinhwan Lee of the Department of Physics has discovered a method to flip between superconducting and non-superconducting...
quantum bits

What’s the Noise Eating Quantum Bits?

The Science Super powerful quantum computing relies on quantum bits, aka qubits, which are the equivalent of the classical bits used in today’s computers. SQUIDs...
quantum

Quantum Coupling

Today’s quantum technologies are set to revolutionize information processing, communications, and sensor technology in the coming decades. The basic building blocks of future quantum...
niobium boride

Research Dispels Misconception of Superconductivity in Niobium Compound

For over 65 years, niobium boride (NbB) has been considered a classic example of a superconducting material. This assumption, recorded in manuals on the...
quantum

Single-Photon Detector Can Count to Four

Engineers have shown that a widely used method of detecting single photons can also count the presence of at least four photons at a...
Superconductivity

Stripes May Help Solve Riddle of Superconductivity

Imagine phones and laptops that never heat up or power grids that never lose energy. This is the dream of scientists working with so-called...
quantum computing

Quantifying Quanta

A research group at the University of Tokyo and its collaborators have demonstrated for the first time that magnons—the smallest units of energy, quanta,...
Superconductors

Spin-Polarized Surface States in Superconductors

The Science When it comes to entirely new, faster, more powerful computers, Majorana fermions may be the answer. These hypothetical particles can do a better...
quantum data

Quantum Data Takes a Ride on Sound Waves

Yale scientists have created a simple-to-produce device that uses sound waves to store quantum information and convert it from one form to another, all...
Superconductivity

Superconductivity Research Reveals Potential New State of Matter

A potential new state of matter is being reported in the journal Nature, with research showing that among superconducting materials in high magnetic fields,...
Superconducting Crystal

Physicists Find Strange State of Matter in Superconducting Crystal

New research published this week shows a rare state of matter in which electrons in a superconducting crystal organize collectively. The findings lay the...
SQUID multiplexer chip

New SQUID-Based Detector Opens Up New Fields of Study With New...

Investigators at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new sensor array-based instrument that...
superconducting nanowire

Neon FIB Solves Loss Issue in Superconducting Nanowire Devices

Superconducting circuits currently have a wide range of applications in metrology and quantum devices. The active element in most functional superconducting circuits is based...
Spintronics

The Electron Manifesto: Transforming High Performance Computing with ‘Spintronics’

One shouldn’t lose sight of what we are doing here. We aren’t just trying to do something better; we are offering something entirely different...
Quantum computers

Designing Computer Software of the Future

Quantum computers of the future hold promise for solving complex problems more quickly than ordinary computers. For example, they can factor large numbers exponentially...
space camera

New Space Camera System with Almost 1000 Pixels Now Mature Enough

Astronomers worldwide are eagerly looking forward to a space telescope that has a sensitive far-infrared camera containing many pixels. About half of all the...
electrons

Scientists Get First Direct Look at How Electrons ‘Dance’ with Vibrating...

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have made the first direct measurements, and by far the most...