News tagged with quantum effects

Researchers create light from 'almost nothing'

(PhysOrg.com) -- A group of physicists working out of Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, have succeeded in proving what was until now, just theory; and that is, that visible photons could ...

Jun 06, 2011 report
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Research sheds new light on black holes

(PhysOrg.com) -- The quantum phenomenon which is thought to cause black holes to leak energy and ultimately explode is more common than first thought according to Victoria University researchers.

Mar 22, 2011
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Quantum physicists turn waste heat into power

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Arizona physicists have discovered a new way of harvesting waste heat and turning it into electrical power. Taking advantage of quantum effects, the technology holds great promise ...

Sep 24, 2010
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Good vibrations: New atom-scale products on horizon

The generation of an electric field by the compression and expansion of solid materials is known as the piezoelectric effect, and it has a wide range of applications ranging from everyday items such as watches, ...

Aug 23, 2010
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Encouraging quantum dots to emit photons

(PhysOrg.com) -- One of the fields of great interest to scientists and researchers is that of using the quantum world to enhance various aspects of our lives. Advances in quantum cryptography make headlines, and scientists ...

Aug 05, 2010 feature
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