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Team first to detect exciton in metal

University of Pittsburgh researchers have become the first to detect a fundamental particle of light-matter interaction in metals, the exciton. The team will publish its work online June 1 in Nature Physics.

dateJun 01, 2014 in General Physics
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Long live the qubit!

A quantum computer is a device -- still largely theoretical -- that could perform some types of calculations much more rapidly than classical computers. While a bit in a classical computer can represent either ...

dateJun 02, 2011 in Quantum Physics
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Engineers model the threat of avalanches

(Phys.org) -- Snow avalanches, a real threat in countries from Switzerland to Afghanistan, are fundamentally a physics problem: What are the physical laws that govern how they start, grow and move, and can theoretical modeling ...

dateJul 25, 2012 in Soft Matter
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