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Cracking a decades-old test, researchers bolster case for quantum mechanics

In a new study, researchers demonstrate creative tactics to get rid of loopholes that have long confounded tests of quantum mechanics. With their innovative method, the researchers were able ...

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Researchers get first microscopic look at a tiny phenomenon with big potential implications

Matter behaves differently when it's tiny. At the nanoscale, electric current cuts through mountains of particles, spinning them into vortexes that can be used intentionally in quantum computing. ...

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Switching electron properties on and off individually

Properties of complex materials are often determined by the interplay of several electron properties. TU Wien (Vienna) has now succeeded in disentangling this mess.

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Slow electrons to combat cancer

Ion beams are often used today in cancer treatment: this involves electrically charged atoms being fired at the tumour to destroy cancer cells. Although, it's not actually the ions themselves ...

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New technique could streamline design of intricate fusion device

Stellarators, twisty machines that house fusion reactions, rely on complex magnetic coils that are challenging to design and build. Now, a physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) ...

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Electron pairing in the pseudogap state revealed by shot noise in copper oxide junctions

Nature, Published online: 21 August 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1486-7Shot-noise measurements in copper oxides reveal paired charge carriers existing in the pseudogap above ...

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Studying quantum phenomena in magnetic systems to understand exotic states of matter

Besides solids, liquids and gases, more exotic states of matter can be generated in specific materials under special conditions. Such states are of great interest to physicists because they ...

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A 127-year-old physics riddle solved

He solved a 127-year-old physics problem on paper and proved that off-centered boat wakes could exist. Five years later, practical experiments proved him right.

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Physicists create world's smallest engine

Theoretical physicists at Trinity College Dublin are among an international collaboration that has built the world's smallest enginewhich, as a single calcium ion, is approximately ten billion ...

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Scientists develop a metamaterial for applications in magnonics, an alternative to conventional electronics

Physicists from Russia and Europe have demonstrated the real possibility of using superconductor/ferromagnet systems to create magnonic crystals, which will be at the core of spin-wave devices ...

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