News tagged with quantum systems

Binding together repelling atoms

Basic chemistry tells us that a bond between atoms can form if it is energetically more favorable for the atoms to stick together than staying apart. This fundamentally requires an attractive force between ...

Jul 31, 2013 4.8 / 5 (6) 0

Qubits in the quantum sea

(Phys.org)—"Quantum weirdness," a phrase related to the power and the un-intuitive nature of quantum reality, is expected to facilitate speeded-up computation—quantum computing—for performing certain ...

Sep 10, 2012 4.5 / 5 (6) 0 | with audio podcast

Making quantum encryption practical

One of the many promising applications of quantum mechanics in the information sciences is quantum key distribution (QKD), in which the counterintuitive behavior of quantum particles guarantees that no one can eavesdrop on ...

May 21, 2013 5 / 5 (5) 8 | with audio podcast

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 ...

May 22, 2012 5 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast