Stanford physicists make new form of matter
(Phys.org) -- Within the exotic world of macroscopic quantum effects, where fluids flow uphill, wires conduct without electrical resistance and magnets levitate, there is an even stranger family of "unconventional" phenomena. ...
Physicists split an atom using quantum mechanics precision
Researchers from the University of Bonn have just shown how a single atom can be split into its two halves, pulled apart and put back together again. While the word "atom" literally means "indivisible," the ...
SBU researchers discover significant water anomaly
(Phys.org) -- A team of researchers from the Stony Brook University Department of Physics & Astronomy along with colleagues from the Department of Condensed Matter Physics at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid ...
Researchers demonstrate new way to control nonvolatile magnetic memory devices
(Phys.org) -- Cornell researchers have demonstrated a new strategy for making energy- efficient, reliable nonvolatile magnetic memory devices -- which retain information without electric power.
More energy efficient transistors through quantum tunneling
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of Notre Dame and Pennsylvania State University have announced breakthroughs in the development of tunneling field effect transistors (TFETs), a semiconductor ...
Study supports role of quantum effects in photosynthesis
U of Toronto experiment named top breakthrough of 2011 by Physics World
Aephraim Steinberg and colleagues at the Centre for Quantum Information and Quantum Control at the University of Toronto had the top physics breakthrough of the year according to Physics World magazine.
Researchers find more evidence of quantum processes at work in photosynthesis
Kilogramme faces quantum diet after weight problem
The guardians of the world's most important standards of weights and measures have turned to the weird universe of quantum physics to try to resolve a dilemma.
One clock with two times: When quantum mechanics meets general relativity
The unification of quantum mechanics and Einstein's general relativity is one of the most exciting and still open questions in modern physics. General relativity, the joint theory of gravity, space and time ...
Quantum levitating (locking) video goes viral
Exotic quantum states: A new research approach
(PhysOrg.com) -- Theoretical physicists of the University of Innsbruck have formulated a new concept to engineer exotic, so-called topological states of matter in quantum mechanical many-body systems. They ...
Current flowing along the edges of a promising quantum device is insensitive to its magnetic impurities
Conductors of electrical current, including copper, heat up and limit the ability to increase circuit densities. Unusual materials that exhibit the so-called quantum spin Hall effect, in which ...
Redefining the kilogram and the ampere
New research using graphene presents the most precise measurements of the quantum Hall effect ever made, one of the key steps in the process to redefine two SI units.