By carefully controlling the position of an atomic scale diamond defect within a volume smaller than what some viruses would fill researchers have cleared a path toward better quantum computers and nanoscale sensors They describe ... - Read More
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST have demonstrated a pas de deux of atomic ions that combines the fine choreography of dance with precise individual control NIST's ion duet described in ... - Read More
Dartmouth scientists and their colleagues have devised a breakthrough laser that uses a single artificial atom to generate and emit particles of light The laser may play a crucial role in the development of quantum ... - Read More
Quantum computers have yet to materialise Ye scientists are making progress in devising suitable means of making such computers faster One such approach relies on quantum dots a kind of artificial atom easily controlled by ... - Read More
A perspective article published last month by University of California Riverside chemists in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters was selected as an Editors Choice an honor only a handful of research papers receive The ... - Read More
Lithium ion batteries could benefit from a theoretical model created at Rice University and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory that predicts how carbon components will perform as electrodes The model is based on intrinsic electronic characteristics ... - Read More
Lawrence Livermore scientists for the first time have experimentally re created the conditions that exist deep inside giant planets such as Jupiter Uranus and many of the planets recently discovered outside our solar system Researchers ... - Read More
Using a newly developed ultrafast femtosecond infrared light source chemists at the University of Chicago have been able to directly visualize the coordinated vibrations between hydrogen bonded molecules the first time this sort of chemical ... - Read More
Biophysics researchers at the University of Michigan have used short pulses of light to peer into the mechanics of photosynthesis and illuminate the role that molecule vibrations play in the energy conversion process that powers ... - Read More
Scientists at Stanford University and the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have found a way to estimate uncertainties in computer calculations that are widely used to speed the search for new materials for ... - Read More
In quantum mechanics interactions between particles can give rise to entanglement which is a strange type of connection that could never be described by a non quantum classical theory These connections called quantum correlations are ... - Read More
Techniques for controlling ultra cold atoms travelling in ring traps currently represent an important research area in physics A new study gives a proof of principle confirmed by numerical simulations of the applicability to ultra ... - Read More
Under extremely high pressure conditions oxygen molecules group into quartets and give rise to a dance of their magnetic moments This as observed in a new study carried out by SISSA in collaboration with ICTP ... - Read More
One of the hottest materials in condensed matter research today is graphene Graphene had an unlikely start it began with researchers messing around with pencil marks on paper Pencil lead is actually made of graphite ... - Read More
Using graphene ribbons of unimaginably small widths just several atoms across a group of researchers at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee UWM has found a novel way to tune the wonder material causing the extremely ... - Read More
Theorists propose a way to make superconducting quantum devices such as Josephson junctions and qubits atom by atom inside a silicon crystal Such systems could combine the most promising aspects of silicon spin qubits with ... - Read More
If you want to send light on a trip through optical fibres with as little loss as possible you should opt for infrared light as is the case for example in the telecommunication networks worldwide ... - Read More
For his doctoral dissertation in the Goldman Superconductivity Research Group at the University of Minnesota Yu Chen now a postdoctoral researcher at UC Santa Barbara developed a novel way to fabricate superconducting nanocircuitry However the ... - Read More
One of the most remarkable consequences of the rules in quantum mechanics is the capability of a quantum particle to penetrate through a potential barrier even though its energy would not allow for the corresponding ... - Read More
Engineers at Oregon State University have successfully shown that a continuous flow reactor can produce high quality nanoparticles by using microwave assisted heating essentially the same forces that heat up leftover food with such efficiency ... - Read More
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