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New tool for characterizing quantum simulators

Physicsts are developing quantum simulators, to help solve problems that are beyond the reach of conventional computers. However, they first need new tools to ensure that the simulators work properly. Innsbruck researchers ...

dateSep 06, 2017 in Quantum Physics
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Molecules chilled below Doppler limit

A team of researchers working at the Centre for Cold Matter, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, has found a way to chill molecules much closer to absolute zero. In their paper published in the journal Nature Physics, ...

dateAug 29, 2017 in General Physics report
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What happens at the moving edge of a crack?

It is said that a weak link determines the strength of the entire chain. Likewise, defects or small cracks in a solid material may ultimately determine the strength of that material – how well it will withstand various ...

dateAug 25, 2017 in Condensed Matter
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