Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences researchers have made a discovery that could lay the foundation for quantum superconducting devices. Settle in, because this is one of those bleeding razor sharp edge technologies dealing with practical applications in quantum mechanics. The Harvard breakthrough solves one the main challenges to quantum computing: how to transmit […]

Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists have discovered a new phenomenon of perovskite that could have practical applications. Perovskites are expected to have applications in solar cells, rechargeable battery electrodes, and water-splitting devices. When one type of perovskite, known as BSCF for its constituents of barium, strontium, cobalt, and iron, is exposed to both water vapor and […]

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab scientists have successfully paired ferroelectric and ferrimagnetic materials so that their alignment can be controlled with a small electric field at near room temperatures. This is an achievement that could open doors to ultra low-power microprocessors, storage devices and next-generation electronics. The technology should lead to more impressive performance longer lasting […]

Penn State researchers have made hundreds of observations of individual potassium atoms, cooled to just slightly above absolute zero. The atoms were trapped by lasers in a two-dimensional grid, and interacting with each other in intriguing ways that could help to reveal the behaviors of superconducting electrons. The team’s scientists suspect that they have observed […]

Researchers at ETH Zurich have investigated how fast electrons can ultimately be controlled with electric fields. The ETH team’s work is important for the petahertz electronic speed ranges of the future. Electronic components have become faster and faster over the years, thus making powerful computers and other technologies possible. Speed is the basis for technologies […]

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