Proper breeding ground for germanene
Jun 22, 2016
Germanene is a one atom thick sheet of germanium, in a honeycomb structure. It has clear similarities with graphene, the material that induced massive research activity worldwide, especially after 2010's Nobel Prize.
Marrying superconductors, lasers, and Bose-Einstein condensates
Jun 17, 2016
Chapman University Institute for Quantum Studies (IQS) member Yutaka Shikano, Ph.D., recently had research published in Scientific Reports. Superconductors are one of the most remarkable phenomena in physics, with amazing ...
Loop quantum gravity theory offers glimpse beyond the event horizon
May 27, 2016
In principle, nothing that enters a black hole can leave the black hole. This has considerably complicated the study of these mysterious bodies, which generations of physicists have debated since 1916, when their existence ...
The power of entanglement: A conversation with Fernando Brandao
May 23, 2016
Computers are a ubiquitous part of modern technology, utilized in smartphones, cars, kitchen appliances, and more. But there are limits to their power. New faculty member Fernando Brandão, the Bren Professor of Theoretical ...
Researchers demonstrate size quantization of Dirac fermions in graphene
May 20, 2016
Quantum mechanics is the field of physics governing the behavior of things on atomic scales, where things work very differently from our everyday world.
Theorists smooth the way to modeling quantum friction
May 16, 2016
Theoretical chemists at Princeton University have pioneered a strategy for modeling quantum friction, or how a particle's environment drags on it, a vexing problem in quantum mechanics since the birth of the field. The study ...
New design of primitive quantum computer finds application
May 10, 2016
Scientists and engineers from the Universities of Bristol and Western Australia have developed how to efficiently simulate a "quantum walk" on a new design for a primitive quantum computer.
The philosophy of chemistry and what it can tell us about life, the universe and everything
May 10, 2016
Philosophy asks some fundamental and probing questions of itself. What is it? Why do we do it? What can it achieve? As a starting point, the word "philosophy" comes from the Greek words meaning a love of wisdom. And anyone ...
Could aluminum nitride be engineered to produce quantum bits?
May 03, 2016
Quantum computers have the potential to break common cryptography techniques, search huge datasets and simulate quantum systems in a fraction of the time it would take today's computers. But before this can happen, engineers ...
Scientists take next step towards observing quantum physics in real life
Apr 25, 2016
Small objects like electrons and atoms behave according to quantum mechanics, with quantum effects like superposition, entanglement and teleportation. One of the most intriguing questions in modern science is if large objects ...