Searching for quantum physics in all the right places
An improved method for measuring quantum properties offers new insight into the unique characteristics of quantum systems.
Entanglement in a flash (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —JQI researchers under the direction of Chris Monroe have produced quantum entanglement between a single atom's motion and its spin state thousands of times faster than previously reported, demonstrating unprecedented ...
An impressive and growing array of lasers at SLAC
In less than a decade, SLAC has built up an impressive array of dozens of laser systems – and a team of laser scientists and engineers – with capabilities that make it one of the most cutting-edge national ...
Long-wavelength laser will be able to take medicine fingerprints
A laser capable of working in the terahertz range – that of long-wavelength light from the far infrared to 1 millimetre – enables the 'fingerprint' of, say, a drug to be examined better than can be done ...
Exploring middle ground of solids and liquids
(Phys.org)—In experiments at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory's Linac Coherent Light Source X-ray laser, researchers made snapshots of atomic-scale fluctuations in liquids and glasses. The results are ...
World's most powerful X-ray laser beam refined to scalpel precision
With a thin sliver of diamond, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have transformed the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) into an even more precise tool ...
Extreme plasma theories put to the test
The first controlled studies of extremely hot, dense matter have overthrown the widely accepted 50-year old model used to explain how ions influence each other's behavior in a dense plasma. The results should ...
Disorderly conduct: Probing the role of disorder in quantum coherence
A new experiment conducted at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) examines the relationship between quantum coherence, an important aspect of certain materials kept at low temperature, and the imperfections ...
Graphite enters different states of matter
(Phys.org) -- For the first time, scientists have seen an X-ray-irradiated mineral go to two different states of matter in about 40 femtoseconds (a femtosecond is one quadrillionth of a second).
Physicists find patterns in new state of matter
(PhysOrg.com) -- Physicists at the University of California, San Diego have discovered patterns which underlie the properties of a new state of matter.
Playing ping-pong with single electrons: Research provides important technique for transferring quantum information
Scientists at Cambridge University have shown an amazing degree of control over the most fundamental aspect of an electronic circuit, how electrons move from one place to another.
Physicists seek to quantify macroscopic quantum states
Experimental evidence adds to the likelihood of the existence of supersolids, an exotic phase of matter
Supersolids and superfluids rank among the most exotic of quantum mechanical phenomena. Superfluids can flow without any viscosity, and experience no friction as they flow along the walls of a container, because ...
Quantum robins lead the way
(PhysOrg.com) -- Did you know that the humble robin uses quantum physics?