Nature Physics

Highway for ultracold atoms in light crystals

When a superconductor is exposed to a magnetic field, a current on its surface appears which creates a counter field that cancels the magnetic field inside the superconductor. This phenomenon, known as "Meissner-Ochsenfeld ...

Jul 09, 2014
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Slowing down microwaves in a chip

EPFL scientists have succeeded in capturing a microwave pulse within a chip for several milliseconds before releasing it with little loss. This extraordinary delay normally requires hundreds of miles of electrical ...

Jan 31, 2013
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Penetrating the quantum nature of magnetism

Antiferromagnets are materials that lose their apparent magnetic properties when cooled down close to absolute zero temperature. Different to conventional magnets, which can be described with classical physics ...

Jun 17, 2013
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Measuring quantum dimensions

(Phys.org) -- A new study from the ICFO (Institute of Photonic Sciences) in Barcelona and the University of Bristol has demonstrated how the dimension of an unknown quantum system can be assessed from measurement data alone. ...

Jun 18, 2012
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A dynamical quantum simulator

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international collaboration demonstrates the superiority of a dynamical quantum simulator over state-of-the-art numerical calculations.

Mar 16, 2012
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