Physics

Single-Atom Transistor Discovered

Single-Atom Transistor Discovered

An international team of researchers has recently announced the completion of the smallest transistor ever made, built out of a single phosphorus atom in silicon. Their new discovery is crucial for the development of future, compact computers, since the transistor ...

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Black Holes in Star Clusters Stir Time and Space

Black Holes in Star Clusters Stir Time and Space

Astronomers at the University of Bonn’s Argelander-Institut fuer Astronomie have recently published a study that suggests novel techniques to simulate the movement of black holes in star clusters, providing a new method to detect the merging of black holes. Their ...

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Hunting Down the Neutrino

Hunting Down the Neutrino

Scientists from NOvA, a cooperative project of the Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, have recently announced the construction of a huge detector that will be used to answer some of the mysteries modern physics present – including the ...

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New Quantum Lasers Emit More Light than Heat

Researchers from Northwestern University have recently announced the development of compact, mid-infrared laser diodes that generate more light than heat. This technology is a breakthrough in quantum cascade laser efficiency, since it could help scientists to utilize this technology in ...

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Random Walk in Quantum Physics

Random Walk in Quantum Physics

Researchers at the University of Bonn have used caesium to demonstrate the unusual effects of quantum particles. Using the example of tossing a coin, the outcome can either be heads or tails. However, an atomic ‘coin’ can exhibit a superposition ...

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Lasers Lengthen Quantum Bit Memory

Lasers Lengthen Quantum Bit Memory

Scientists from the University of Michigan have discovered a new feedback reaction that has the capability to stabilise the magnetic field of a quantum dot. Using lasers, the team lengthened the stable existence of a quantum bit to more than ...

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Magnetic Super-Atoms Discovered

Magnetic Super-Atoms Discovered

Scientists from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) have discovered a ‘magnetic superatom’ – a stable cluster of atoms that can imitate various elements of the periodic table. In the future, this discovery could bring about molecular devices that can increase a ...

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Saser – The Sonic Laser

Saser – The Sonic Laser

Scientists from the University of Nottingham have produced a new type of acoustic laser device, called Saser. It is a sonic equivalent to the laser, capable of producing an intense beam of uniform sound waves on a nano scale. The ...

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Detecting Photon Entanglement

Detecting Photon Entanglement

An enhanced technique to detect photon entanglement in different parts of an optical system has been developed by scientists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). In their research the group demonstrates how, for the first time, quantum uncertainty relations ...

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Quantum Cat’s ‘Whiskers’

Researchers from Oxford University have turned the tables on the degrading receptiveness of quantum entangled systems. Conventional quantum sensors suffer from interference from their environment, but this novel version harnesses this sensitivity to measure incredibly weak magnetic fields. This new ...

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