Quantum dots with confined light holes could have applications in quantum technologies
How does complex behavior spontaneously emerge in the brain?
Superheated Bose-Einstein condensate exists above critical temperature
Better power grid synchronization may enable smart grids to self-recover from failures
Physicists extend entanglement in Einstein experiment
Point-like defects in a quantum fluid behave like magnetic monopoles
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Can quantum theory be improved?
D-Wave chip passes rigorous tests
With cutting-edge technology, sometimes the first step scientists face is just making sure it actually works as intended.
CeCoIn5 reveals new secrets about how superconductivity and magnetism can be related
(Phys.org) —Superconducting materials exhibit unexpected behaviors when subjected to magnetic fields or high pressures –discoveries that have implications for controlling electrons in those special materials. ...
It's a negative on negative absolute temperatures
The concept of a perpetual motion machine is an enticing one: Imagine a machine that runs continuously without requiring any external energy—a feat that could make refueling vehicles a thing of the past.
X-rays reveal another feature of high-temperature superconductivity
Classical and high-temperature superconductors differ hugely in the value of the critical temperatures at which they lose all electrical resistance. Scientists have now used powerful X-rays to establish another ...
Chaotic physics in ferroelectrics hints at brain-like computing
Unexpected behavior in ferroelectric materials explored by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory supports a new approach to information storage and processing.
A new topological insulator breaks symmetry, and that's a good thing
(Phys.org) —Scientists working at SLAC, Stanford, Oxford, Berkeley Lab and in Tokyo have discovered a new type of quantum material whose lopsided behavior may lend itself to creating novel electronics.