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June 29, 2023

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New Driver for Shapes of Small Quark-Gluon Plasma Drops?

New measurements of how particles flow from collisions of different types of particles at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) have provided new insights into the origin of the shape of hot specks of matter generated in these collisions. The results may lead to a deeper understanding of the ...

Researchers Make a Quantum Computing Leap With a Magnetic Twist

Scientists and engineers have announced a significant advancement in developing fault-tolerant qubits for quantum computing. In a pair of articles, they report that, in experiments with flakes of semiconductor materials -- each only a single layer of atoms thick -- they detected signatures of ...

Don't Wait, Desalinate: A New Approach to Water Purification

A water purification system separates out salt and other unnecessary particles with an electrified version of dialysis. Successfully applied to wastewater with planned expansion into rivers and seas, the method saves money and saps 90% less energy than its ...

Nanophotonics: Coupling Light and Matter

Researchers have developed a metasurface that enables strong coupling effects between light and transition metal dichalcogenides ...

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Shining Potential of Missing Atoms

Single photons have applications in quantum computation, information networks, and sensors, and these can be emitted by defects in the atomically thin insulator hexagonal boron nitride (hBN). Missing ...

Breakthrough: Scientists Develop Artificial Molecules That Behave Like Real Ones

Scientists have developed synthetic molecules that resemble real organic molecules. A collaboration of researcher can now simulate the behavior of real molecules by using artificial ...

Schrödinger's Cat Makes Better Qubits

Drawing from Schrodinger's cat thought experiment, scientists have built a 'critical cat code' qubit that uses bosons to store and process information in a way that is more reliable ...

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall... Now We Know There Are Chiral Phonons for Sure

New findings settle the dispute: phonons can be chiral. This fundamental concept, discovered using circular X-ray light, sees phonons twisting like a corkscrew through ...

Physicists Discover an Exotic Material Made of Bosons

Take a lattice -- a flat section of a grid of uniform cells, like a window screen or a honeycomb -- and lay another, similar lattice above it. But instead of trying to line up the edges or the cells ...

Calculation Shows Why Heavy Quarks Get Caught Up in the Flow

Theorists have calculated how quickly a melted soup of quarks and gluons -- the building blocks of protons and neutrons -- transfers its momentum to heavy quarks. The calculation will help explain ...

Water Molecules Define the Materials Around Us

A new paper argues that materials like wood, bacteria, and fungi belong to a newly identified class of matter, 'hydration solids.' The new findings emerged from ongoing research into the ...

New Superconducting Diode Could Improve Performance of Quantum Computers and Artificial Intelligence

A team has developed a more energy-efficient, tunable superconducting diode -- a promising component for future electronic devices -- that could help scale up quantum computers for industry and ...

The Problems With Coal Ash Start Smaller Than Anyone Thought

Burning coal doesn't only pollute the air. The resulting ash can leach toxic chemicals into the local environments where it's kept. New research shows that the toxicity of various ash ...

Researchers Demonstrate Secure Information Transfer Using Spatial Correlations in Quantum Entangled Beams of Light

Researchers have demonstrated the principle of using spatial correlations in quantum entangled beams of light to encode information and enable its secure ...

终于解决了!量化的神秘tex Motion

Scientists investigated numerically the interaction between a quantized vortex and a normal-fluid. Based on the experimental results, researchers decided the most consistent of several theoretical ...


Researchers Finds a Way to Reduce the Overheating of Semiconductor Devices

Scientists have identified a method for improving the thermal conductivity of thin metal films in semiconductors using surface waves for the first time in the ...

The 'Breath' Between Atoms -- A New Building Block for Quantum Technology

Researchers have discovered they can detect atomic 'breathing,' or the mechanical vibration between two layers of atoms, by observing the type of light those atoms emitted when stimulated ...

X-Rays Visualize How One of Nature's Strongest Bonds Breaks

The use of short flashes of X-ray light brings scientists one big step closer toward developing better catalysts to transform the greenhouse gas methane into a less harmful chemical. The result ...

Understanding the Tantalizing Benefits of Tantalum for Improved Quantum Processors

Researchers working to improve the performance of superconducting qubits, the foundation of quantum computers, have been experimenting using different base materials in an effort to increase the ...

First X-Ray of a Single Atom

Scientists have taken the world's first X-ray SIGNAL (or SIGNATURE) of just one atom. This groundbreaking achievement could revolutionize the way scientists detect the ...

World's Fastest Electron Microscope

Researchers have succeeded in filming the interactions of light and matter in an electron microscope with attosecond time ...

A Nanocrystal Shines on and Off Indefinitely

Optical probes have led to numerous breakthroughs in applications like optical memory, nanopatterning, and bioimaging, but existing options have limited lifespans and will eventually ...

Under Pressure: Foundations of Stellar Physics and Nuclear Fusion Investigated

Research using the world's most energetic laser has shed light on the properties of highly compressed matter -- essential to understanding the structure of giant planets and stars, and to ...

Actively Reducing Noise by Ionizing Air

Scientists show that a thin layer of plasma, created by ionizing air, could be promising as an active sound absorber, with applications in noise control and room ...

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