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A tool for identifying phases of matter

June 20, 2019

Even if you’re not a physicist, phases of matter … really matter. They’re the distinct physical forms taken…
Combination of experiments and calculations allows examination of boron’s complicated dance

June 4, 2019

Work opens a path to precise calculations of the structure of other nuclei. In a study that combines experimental…
Interactive quantum chemistry in virtual reality

May 27, 2019

Scientists from the University of Bristol’s Intangible Realities Laboratory (IRL) and ETH Zurich have used virtual reality and…
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Going quantum to unlock plants’ secrets

January 18, 2019

Gregory Scholes, Princeton’s William S. Tod Professor of Chemistry, suspects that the key to plants’ efficiency stems from their…
Scientists move quantum optic networks a step closer to reality

January 3, 2019

A crucial step has been achieved in understanding quantum optical behavior of semiconductor nanomaterials. Scientists have moved quantum…
Researchers discover unusual new type of phase transformation in a transition metal

December 12, 2018

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have discovered an unusual new type of phase transformation in the transition…
The next phase: Using neural networks to identify gas-phase molecules

September 19, 2018

Argonne scientists have developed a neural network that can identify the structure of molecules in the gas phase,…
New material could improve efficiency of computer processing and memory

August 30, 2018

A team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota has developed a new material that could potentially…
Novel Graphene Quantum Dot Structure Takes the Cake

August 24, 2018

In a marriage of quantum science and solid-state physics, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology…
Quantum material is promising “ion conductor” for research, new technologies

August 16, 2018

Researchers have shown how to shuttle lithium ions back and forth into the crystal structure of a quantum…
Sandwiched between superconductors, graphene adopts exotic electronic states

May 8, 2017

In normal conductive materials such as silver and copper, electric current flows with varying degrees of resistance, in…
Reversing the curse of quantum chemistry

May 4, 2017

Sandia develops math techniques to improve computational efficiency in quantum chemistry LIVERMORE, Calif. – Researchers at Sandia National…
‘Squeezed’ Motion in a Massive Object

December 23, 2015

Everyone expects objects at the atomic scale to follow the weird rules of quantum mechanics. But in the…
Laser-wielding physicists seize control of atoms’ behavior

October 15, 2015

Physicists have wondered in recent years if they could control how atoms interact using light. Now they know…
Scientists Float New Approach to Creating Computer Memory

October 10, 2015

What can skyrmions do for you? These ghostly quantum rings, heretofore glimpsed only under extreme laboratory conditions, just…
New mechanism discovered for controlling ultracold chemical reactions

August 5, 2015

Researchers have discovered a new interference mechanism in ultracold chemical reactions, one which has important technological applications in…
New quantum phase in a ZnO interface of best semiconductor quality

March 24, 2015

Heterointerfaces composed of dissimilar materials have been applied to functional devices such as transistors and light emitting diodes.…
Exotic, gigantic molecules fit inside each other like Russian nesting dolls

January 28, 2015

University of Chicago scientists have experimentally observed for the first time a phenomenon in ultracold, three-atom molecules predicted…
Electronics based on a 2-D electron gas

March 4, 2014

Usually, microelectronic devices are made of silicon or similar semiconductors. Recently, the electronic properties of metal oxides have…
Cornell: $4M gift will propel quantum materials studies

December 6, 2013

A revolutionary instrument that will expedite the discovery of new, artificial forms of matter with unprecedented electronic and…
Machine-learning algorithm aims to accelerate materials discovery

July 30, 2013

A research team led by Argonne Leadership Computing Facility computational chemist Anatole von Lilienfeld is developing an algorithm that combines quantum chemistry…
Design principles of quantum biology could open path to new solar technology

April 24, 2013

University of Chicago researchers have created a synthetic compound that mimics the complex quantum dynamics observed in photosynthesis…
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