Ultrafast technique unlocks design principles of quantum biology
University of Chicago researchers have created a synthetic compound that mimics the complex quantum dynamics observed in photosynthesis and may enable fundamentally new routes to creating solar-energy technologies. ...
Unlocking nature's quantum engineering for efficient solar energy
(Phys.org)—Quantum scale photosynthesis in biological systems which inhabit extreme environments could hold key to new designs for solar energy and nanoscale devices. Certain biological systems living in ...
Exerting better control over matter waves
Can fluid dynamics offer insights into quantum mechanics?
In the first decades of the 20th century, physicists hotly debated how to make sense of the strange phenomena of quantum mechanics, such as the tendency of subatomic particles to behave like both particles ...
First photo of shadow of single atom
In an international scientific breakthrough, a Griffith University research team has been able to photograph the shadow of a single atom for the first time.
Physicists squeeze light on quantum scale
An international team of physicists has pushed the boundaries on ultra-precise measurement by harnessing quantum light waves in a new way.
First noiseless single photon amplifier
Research physicists have demonstrated the first device capable of amplifying the information in a single particle of light without adding noise.
Revealing quantum flow
(Phys.org)—UK-based physicist Ole Steuernagel from the University of Hertfordshire, alongside Dimitris Kakofengitis and Georg Ritter, have found that a new powerful tool they call 'Wigner flow' is the quantum ...
Quantum computers counting on carbon nanotubes
Carbon nanotubes can be used as quantum bits for quantum computers. A study by physicists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen has shown how nanotubes can store information in the form of vibrations. Up ...
White laser pulses with precisely tailored waveform enable control of electrons in microcosm
(PhysOrg.com) -- An expedition through the fast-paced microscopic world of atoms reveals electrons that spin around at enormous speeds and have gigantic forces are acting on them. Monitoring the ultrafast ...
Squeezed light from single atoms
(PhysOrg.com) -- Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics scientists generate amplitude-squeezed light fields using single atoms trapped inside optical cavities.
A 'Sisyphus' method for cooling trapped molecules
(Phys.org)—The investigation of ultracold molecules is of great interest for a number of problems. It could lead to a better understanding of chemical reactions in astrophysics. Ensembles of ultracold molecules ...
Quantum dynamics of matter waves reveal exotic multibody collisions
At extremely low temperatures atoms can aggregate into so-called Bose Einstein condensates forming coherent laser-like matter waves. Due to interactions between the atoms fundamental quantum dynamics emerge ...
Extreme imaging wins science praise
A Griffith University PhD candidate has been highly awarded for his innovative image of the shadow of a single atom.