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A NEW SPIN ON ELECTRONICS

U-LED STUDY DISCOVERS A “MIRACLE MATERIAL” FOR FIELD OF SPINTRONICS

Tuning an electron spin is like tuning a guitar, but with a laser and a lot of mirrors. First, the researchers formed a …

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Water is surprisingly ordered at the nanoscale

The researchers used a special technique called vibrational sum frequency scattering to study the structure of the surfa…

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Toward mass-producible quantum computers

Process for positioning quantum bits in diamond optical circuits could work at large scales.

The dream scenario in quantum information processing is to make an optical circuit to shuttle photonic qubits and then p…

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Investigation on Graphene Defects with Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy

In order to complement STM, TEM, and conventional Raman spectroscopy and to bridge their length scales, here they presen…

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Peculiar particles show paradoxical behavior

Majorana fermions have recently been discovered, and might form the basis of future quantum computers. Lastly, Weyl ferm…

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Researchers Find New Way to Control Light with Electric Fields

Controlling light with electric fields is difficult. Photons, the basic units of light, are neutral – they have no charg…

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Unveiling the Quantum Necklace

Since this whirling BEC superfluid is operating at a quantum scale, where tiny distances and low temperatures reign, the…

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FLIR Systems Appoints James J. Cannon as President & CEO

He previously served for more than 16 years in a variety of senior leadership positions at Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.,…

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Wafer-thin Magnetic Materials Developed for Future Quantum Technologies

For the first time, researchers have now produced a wafer-thin ferrimagnet, in which molecules with different magnetic c…

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Optical cavities and power conversion efficiencies

An ICFO study implements a novel two-resonance tapping cavity architecture to improve power efficiency conversion in solar cells.

Light propagation in such novel cavity is analogous to the several cycles inharmonic vibration of a

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Let there be light

Controlled creation of quantum emitter arrays

Recent research has shown that some TMDs can contain quantum light sources that can emit single photons of light. Until …

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A quantum walk of photons

Physicists from the University of Würzburg are capable of generating identical looking single light particles at the push of a button. Two new studies now demonstrate the potential this method holds.

The scientists built a special variant of a quantum computer that is dedicated to a single task

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Optical fingerprint can reveal environmental gases

The novel method could improve environmental sensing in the future. The results are

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Unpolarized single-photon generation with true randomness from diamond

Conventional research had been focused on the generation of single photons in pure polarization states. But now, the tea…

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IBM Scientists Demonstrate Ballistic Nanowire Connections, A Potential Future Key Component for Quantum Computing

Paper Published in Peer-Reviewed Nano Letters Journal Outlines Electron Transport Method That Maximizes System’s Computational Space

While the experiments are still on a very fundamental level, such nanowire devices may pave the way towards fault-tolera…

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Using graphene to create quantum bits

Researchers have investigated a nonlinear graphene-based quantum capacitor, compatible with cryogenic conditions of supe…

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Saving energy with a spot of silver

Fiber-optic networks already use light to transport data over long distances at high speed and with minimum loss. The di…

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Unbreakable quantum entanglement

They could show in their experiment that entanglement between photons survives even when the source of entangled photon …

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Destruction of a quantum monopole observed

Scientists at Amherst College (USA) and Aalto University (Finland) have made the first experimental observations of the dynamics of isolated monopoles in quantum matter.

The quantum monopole is a so-called topological point defect, that is, a single point in space surrounded by a structure…

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Energy decay in Graphene Resonators

An ICFO study in Nature Nanotechnology reveals a new way of energy dissipation in graphene nano-resonators.

The team took the system, forced it out-of-equilibrium using a driving force, and subsequently switched the force off to…

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