Physics

The Electron Merry-go-round: Researchers Find New Mechanism For Classical Behavior Of Many-particle...

Photoemission is a property of metals and other materials that emit electrons when struck by light. Electron emission after light absorption was already explained by Albert Einstein. But since this effect is a highly complex process, scientists have...
Related topics: Electrons, Quantum, Albert Einstein

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Combining Classical And Quantum Computing Opens Door To New Discoveries

Researchers have discovered a new and more efficient computing method for pairing the reliability of a classical computer with the strength of a quantum system.
Related topics: Quantum, Scientific Discoveries

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Renowned Physicist Steps Down From Theory Department Leadership At Pppl To Devote Full Time To...

Physicist Amitava Bhattacharjee steps down as head of the PPPL Theory Department that he has transformed during nine years of leadership.

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Forthcoming Revolution Will Unveil The Secrets Of Matter

Provided adapted software can be developed, exascale computing, a new generation of supercomputers, will offer massive power to model the properties of molecules and materials, while taking into account their fundamental interactions and quantum...
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Fuel Flow, Heat Fluctuations Drive Dangerous Oscillations In Rocket Engines

Combustion engines can develop high frequency oscillations, leading to structural damage to and unsafe operating conditions. In Physics of Fluids, research clarifies the feedback processes that give rise to these oscillations. The investigators...

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Why Humans Are So Thirsty

Artificial proteins, carbon-sucking rocks, particle accelerators, and more -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Proteins

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New Combination Of Materials Provides Progress Toward Quantum Computing

Engineers have demonstrated how, when the TMDC materials they make are stacked in a particular geometry, the interaction that occurs between particles gives researchers more control over the devices' properties. Specifically, the interaction between...
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Insulators Turn Up The Heat On Quantum Bits

Physicists have long suspected that dielectric materials may significantly disrupt ion-trap quantum computers. Now, researcher have developed a new method to quantify this source of error for the first time. For the future operation of quantum...
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Get Packed ‘fully Loaded’ Update Coming July 29 For Free As Stadia Exclusivity Ends

One of the first exclusives on Google Stadia that really got attention was Get Packed, a co-op party game that had players moving objects out of a building with wacky physics and some fun ideas. Now, the game is expanding beyond Google Stadia and...
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Anomalous Weak Values Via A Single Photon Detection

In the field of quantum measurement, weak values, introduced in 1988 by Aharonov, Albert and Vaidman (AAV), represent a most intriguing and puzzling paradigm, with many properties in sharp contrast to traditional (projective) quantum measurements.
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How Do Electrons Behave In Quantum Critical Ferromagnets?

In a classical second-order phase transition, condensed matter systems acquire long-range order upon cooling below the transition temperature, and the properties near the transition are driven by thermal fluctuations. These behaviors have been long...
Related topics: Electrons, Quantum

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Toward A Daily-use Deep Uv Light Source For Sterilization And Disinfection

Researchers from the Graduate School of Engineering and the Center for Quantum Information and Quantum Biology at Osaka University unveiled a new solid state second-harmonic generation (SHG) device that converts infrared radiation into blue light....
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Cern Physicists Prove Subatomic Particles Can Switch Into An Antiparticle And Back

Physicists working with the LHCb experiment at CERN have proven that a subatomic particle can switch into its antiparticle and back again. The researchers were able to prove this using extremely precise measurements made using the LHCb experiment at...
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First Quantum Microscope Reveals Previously-unseen Cell Structures

Researchers at the University of Queensland have developed the first quantum microscope, a major leap from existing technology that will allow us to observe previously unseen biological structures. Scientists say it could pave the way for...
Related topics: Quantum, Microscopes

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Scientists Now Know For Sure What Causes The Northern Lights

Humans have spent millennia in awe of the beautiful aurora borealis in the night sky. And while we remained uncertain of what causes them for some time now, physicists have finally figured out exactly how the phenomenon works.Read This Article on...
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What Makes Quantum Computing So Hard To Explain?

Before we can even begin to talk about these computers' potential applications, we need to understand the fundamental physics behind them.
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A Quantum Physics Lullaby To Ward Off Your Killer Robot Nightmares

The reports of humanity’s imminent demise at the hands of sentient killer robots have been greatly exaggerated. Based on the current state of artificial intelligence – that is, it’s really good at sifting through data and it can usually tell...
Related topics: Quantum, Robots

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Researchers Build First Modular Quantum Brain Sensor, Record Signal

A team of scientists at the University of Sussex have for the first time built a modular quantum brain scanner, and used it to record a brain signal. This is the first time a brain signal has been detected using a modular quantum brain sensor...
Related topics: Quantum

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The Race Is On For Quantum-safe Cryptography

Illustration by Maria Chimishkyan In 2016, Lily Chen started a competition to rewrite the building blocks of encryption. With her team of mathematicians at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology, Chen reached out to academic...
Related topics: Quantum, Cryptography, Mathematics

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Novel Liquid Crystal Metalens Offers Electric Zoom

Researchers from Cornell University's School of Applied and Engineering Physics and Samsung's Advanced Institute of Technology have created a first-of-its-kind metalens—a metamaterial lens—that can be focused using voltage instead of...
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