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Quantum physics is moving out of the laboratory and into our everyday lives. Despite the big headline results…
Google’s claims of quantum supremacy: Groundbreaking, overhyped, or both?

November 22, 2019

Google made the cover of Nature with its landmark claim of “quantum supremacy,” the ability to solve problems that classical…
A Superconductor That “Remembers” its Electronic Charge Arrangement

October 31, 2019

New information on charge order in a high-temperature superconductor may lead to a fuller understanding of these materials’…
Rare “Lazarus Superconductivity” Observed in Promising, Rediscovered Material

October 8, 2019

Re-entrant superconductivity in the material uranium ditelluride has been observed by a team of researchers. Researchers from the…
Light work for superconductors

September 30, 2019

For the first time researchers successfully used laser pulses to excite an iron-based compound into a superconducting state.…
Scientists couple magnetization to superconductivity for quantum discoveries

September 6, 2019

By coupling magnetic behavior to a superconducting circuit, Argonne scientists pave the way for quantum information systems. Quantum…
First report of superconductivity in a nickel oxide material

August 30, 2019

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have made the first nickel…
A ‘new chapter’ in quest for novel quantum materials

August 28, 2019

In an oven, aluminum is remarkable because it can serve as foil over a casserole without ever becoming…
A hallmark of superconductivity, beyond superconductivity itself

August 26, 2019

Physicists have found “electron pairing,” a hallmark feature of superconductivity, at temperatures and energies well above the critical…
Measuring the Charge of Electrons in a High-Temp Superconductor

August 22, 2019

Scientists found a large concentration of electron pairs outside key temperature and energy ranges; this finding could inform…
Confirmation of old theory leads to new breakthrough in superconductor science

July 5, 2019

Harvard/Argonne team clears up a decades-old mystery about the reverse Hall effect in high-temperature superconductors. Phase transitions occur…
Jigang Wang and his collaborators have demonstrated light-induced acceleration of supercurrents, which could enable practical applications of quantum mechanics such as computing, sensing and communicating. Image credit: Jigang Wang.
Physicists use light waves to accelerate supercurrents, enable ultrafast quantum computing

July 3, 2019

Iowa State’s Jigang Wang and a team of collaborators have discovered that terahertz light –light at trillions of…
Crystal with a twist: scientists grow spiraling new material

June 20, 2019

With a simple twist of the fingers, one can create a beautiful spiral from a deck of cards.…
Electron (or ‘Hole’) Pairs May Survive Effort to Kill Superconductivity

June 17, 2019

Emergence of unusual metallic state supports role of “charge stripes” in formation of charge-carrier pairs essential to resistance-free…
Researchers develop superconducting quantum refrigerator

June 4, 2019

Imagine a refrigerator so cold it could turn atoms into their quantum states, giving them unique properties that…
Successful tests of a cooler way to transport electricity

April 19, 2019

A new superconducting electrical transmission line for the High-Luminosity LHC uses new materials, a new cooling system and…
Unlocking graphene’s superconducting powers with a twist and a squeeze

February 4, 2019

Graphene has been heralded as a wonder material. Not only is it the strongest, thinnest material ever discovered,…
Brookhaven Delivers Innovative Magnets for New Energy-Recovery Accelerator

January 3, 2019

Test accelerator under construction at Cornell will reuse energy, running beams through multi-pass magnets that help keep size…
Engineering student gets unparalleled research opportunity at FSU Center for Advanced Power Systems

December 20, 2018

Undergraduate students across the country often get the chance to help a favorite professor with research. But few…
Scientists Enter Unexplored Territory in Superconductivity Search

December 11, 2018

Combo of experimental techniques plots points in previously unmapped region of a high-temperature superconductor’s “phase diagram.” Scientists mapping…
A superconductor story with a twist

August 16, 2018

There’s a literal disturbance in the force that alters what physicists have long thought of as a characteristic…
Lining Up the Surprising Behaviors of a Superconductor with One of the World’s Strongest Magnets

August 9, 2018

Scientists have discovered that the electrical resistance of a copper-oxide compound depends on the magnetic field in a…
Physicists uncover why nanomaterial loses superconductivity

July 16, 2018

The struggle to keep drinks cold during the summer is a lesson in classical phase transitions. To study…
Taming tornadoes at the nanoscale

June 13, 2018

Superconductors contain arrays of tiny tornadoes of supercurrent, called vortex filaments, each carrying a single quantum of magnetic…
Researchers Achieve Superconductivity in Graphene under Room Conditions

April 19, 2018

Up until recently, all superconducting materials required a significant amount of chemical tinkering and a temperature no higher…
Sending electrons on a roller-coaster ride

April 13, 2018

A first-of-its-kind X-ray instrument for frontier research with high-brightness X-rays is now in operation at the U.S. Department…
Bringing a Hidden Superconducting State to Light

February 20, 2018

High-power light reveals the existence of superconductivity associated with charge “stripes” in the copper-oxygen planes of a layered…
Breaking bad metals with neutrons

January 16, 2018

By exploiting the properties of neutrons to probe electrons in a metal, a team of researchers led by…
National MagLab’s latest magnet snags world record, marks new era of scientific discovery

December 14, 2017

The Florida State University-headquartered National High Magnetic Field Laboratory has shattered another world record with the testing of…
Stripes May Help Solve Riddle of Superconductivity

December 12, 2017

Despite the fact that high-temperature superconductors were discovered three decades ago, researchers are still scratching their heads over…
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