Quantum Physics

  1. Sierpinski triangle and quantum fractal
    Quantum Physics

    Physicists wrangled electrons into a quantum fractal

    The tiny, repeating structure could reveal weird behavior of electrons in fractional dimensions.

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  2. Douglas Stanford
    Quantum Physics

    Douglas Stanford probes the chaos inside black holes

    Theoretical physicist Douglas Stanford is linking some of the most massive objects known to the quantum realm.

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  3. rubidium atoms in 3-D structures
    Quantum Physics

    Rubidium atoms mimic the Eiffel Tower, a Möbius strip and other 3-D shapes

    Scientists have arranged atoms of the element rubidium into complex three-dimensional structures.

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  4. D-Wave quantum computer
    Quantum Physics

    Quantum computer simulates two types of bizarre materials

    In calculations involving about 2,000 quantum bits, a D-Wave machine reproduced the behavior of exotic substances.

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    A new quantum device defies the concepts of ‘before’ and ‘after’

    Two events can happen in different orders at the same time, thanks to quantum physics.

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  6. human-made diamond
    Materials Science

    Designer diamonds could one day help build a quantum internet

    A new design in artificial diamonds stores and releases quantum information better than others.

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  7. piston illustration
    Quantum Physics

    Mini machines can evade friction by taking quantum shortcuts

    Special maneuvers allow researchers to create tiny machines that are as efficient as possible.

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  8. a Newton's cradle
    Quantum Physics

    A tiny version of this physics toy is revealing quantum secrets

    Scientists created a quantum Newton’s cradle to study thermal equilibrium.

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  9. Illustration of electromagnetic fields trapping a cloud of rubidium atoms above a microchip
    Quantum Physics

    Split atom clouds get entangled in quantum tests

    Scientists create quantum links between clouds consisting of thousands of atoms.

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  10. illustration of experimental set up
    Quantum Physics

    Spooky quantum entanglement goes big in new experiments

    Scientists entangled the motions of two jiggling devices that are visible with a magnifying glass or even the naked eye — if you have keen vision.

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  11. illustration of a black hole
    Quantum Physics

    Superconductors may shed light on the black hole information paradox

    Materials that conduct electricity without resistance might mimic black hole physics.

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  12. 72-cubit chip
    Quantum Physics

    Google moves toward quantum supremacy with 72-qubit computer

    Google’s 72-qubit quantum chip may eventually perform a task beyond the ability of traditional computers.

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