News tagged with quantum energy

New solar-cell design based on dots and wires

Using exotic particles called quantum dots as the basis for a photovoltaic cell is not a new idea, but attempts to make such devices have not yet achieved sufficiently high efficiency in converting sunlight ...

Mar 25, 2013
5 / 5 (4) 1 | with audio podcast

Could the Higgs mass determine the end of the universe?

You may have heard in the recent media that the world was going to end. Uh, again. Worse still, the devastation wasn't limited to Earth; the whole universe might end. Bad news, right? And you thought 2012 was the year to mark on your calendar. ...

Feb 28, 2013
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Indecisive quanta

(Phys.org)—In ytterbium nickel phosphide there is a quantum critical point between the ferromagnetic and non-magnetic states that was previously not thought possible.

Feb 27, 2013
4.8 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

Quantum algorithm breakthrough

An international research group led by scientists from the University of Bristol, UK, and the University of Queensland, Australia, has demonstrated a quantum algorithm that performs a true calculation for the first time. ...

Feb 24, 2013
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