Team maps the nuclear landscape
An Oak Ridge National Laboratory and University of Tennessee team has used the Department of Energy's Jaguar supercomputer to calculate the number of isotopes allowed by the laws of physics.
Proposed experiment would prove that quantum jumps are not objective events
A magnetic approach to lattices
(Phys.org) -- JQI experimentalists under the direction of Ian Spielman are in the business of using lasers to create novel environments for neutral atoms. For instance, this research group previously enticed ...
Ultrafast laser pulses shed light on elusive superconducting mechanism
An international team that includes University of British Columbia physicists has used ultra-fast laser pulses to identify the microscopic interactions that drive high-temperature superconductivity.
Dance like a neutrino: Quantum scheme to simulate neutrino oscillations
The behaviour of some of the most elusive particles in the known universe can be simulated using three atoms in a lab, researchers at the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at the National University of Singapore have ...
Simulating strongly correlated fermions opens the door to practical superconductor applications
Combining known factors in a new way, theoretical physicists Boris Svistunov and Nikolai Prokof'ev at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with three alumni of their group, have solved an intractable 50-year-old ...
Repulsive gravity as an alternative to dark energy (Part 2: In the quantum vacuum)
Study supports role of quantum effects in photosynthesis
Researchers boost solar concentrator efficiency
A team of researchers at the University of California, Merced, has redesigned luminescent solar concentrators to be more efficient at sending sunlight to solar cells.
Scientists report first solar cell producing more electrons in photocurrent than solar photons entering cell
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have reported the first solar cell that produces a photocurrent that has an external quantum efficiency greater than 100 percent when photoexcited ...
Researchers find more evidence of quantum processes at work in photosynthesis
Artificial molecules: Researchers explore novel methods for assembly of quantum dots
(PhysOrg.com) -- Matthew Doty, assistant professor in the University of Delaware Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is co-author of two papers exploring novel methods for assembling quantum dots ...
The impending revolution of low-power quantum computers
By 2017, quantum physics will help reduce the energy consumption of our computers and cellular phones by up to a factor of 100. For research and industry, the power consumption of transistors is a key issue. ...
Putting artificial atoms on the clock
Around the turn of the century, scientists began to understand that atoms have discrete energy levels. Within the field of quantum physics, this sparked the development of quantum optics in which light is ...