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Quantum Physics Sep 05, 2019

Exotic physics phenomenon is observed for first time

An exotic physical phenomenon, involving optical waves, synthetic magnetic fields, and time reversal, has been directly observed for the first time, following decades of attempts. The new finding could lead to realizations ...

Superconductivity Sep 24, 2019

Quantum Hall-based superconducting interference device

In a recent report published on Science Advances, Andrew Seredinski and co-workers presented a graphene-based Josephson junction with dedicated side gates fabricated from the same sheet of graphene as the junction itself. ...

Quantum Physics Sep 25, 2019

Evidence of anomalously large superconducting gap on topological surface state of β-Bi2Pd thin film

Hong Ding's group from the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science reported the superconducting gap of topological surface state is larger than that of bulk states in β-Bi2Pd thin films using in-situ angle-resolved ...

Quantum Physics Nov 06, 2017

Physicists develop a device that could provide conclusive evidence for the existence (or not) of non-Abelian anyons

What kinds of 'particles' are allowed by nature? The answer lies in the theory of quantum mechanics, which describes the microscopic world.

Optics & Photonics Aug 22, 2016

Physicists propose method for braiding light

(—Physicists have proposed a way to braid three beams of light by guiding the beams along swirling, vortex-shaped defects in the optical medium through which the beams travel. The braided light would have an unusual ...

Quantum Physics Jun 20, 2018

Braiding may be key to using time crystals in quantum computing

Over the past few years, physicists have predicted that a new form of matter called time crystals may have potential applications in quantum computing. Now in a new study, physicists Raditya Weda Bomantara and Jiangbin Gong ...

Superconductivity Oct 16, 2015

What are these nanostars in 2D-superconductor supposed to mean?

Physicists from France and Russia have discovered magnetic disturbances in two-dimensional (2D) layered superconductors resembling small oscillating stars. These star-like electronic excitations are located around individual ...

Quantum Physics Dec 15, 2014

'Fibonacci quasiparticle' could form basis of future quantum computers

(—Topological quantum computing (TQC) is a newer type of quantum computing that uses "braids" of particle tracks, rather than actual particles such as ions and electrons, as the qubits to implement computations. ...

General Physics May 04, 2007

The equivalent of a new quantum liquid?

“Physicists usually study anyons when there are a few of them and they are far separated,” Adrian Feiguin, a researcher at Microsoft Research Station Q at the University of California, Santa Barbara tells ...

Quantum Physics Oct 25, 2016

Scientists discover particles similar to Majorana fermions

Majorana fermions were first proposed by the physicist Ettore Majorana in 1937. They are fermion particles that are also their own antiparticles. These fermions are vital to the research of superconducting materials and topological ...

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