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Could aluminum nitride be engineered to produce quantum bits?

Quantum computers have the potential to break common cryptography techniques, search huge datasets and simulate quantum systems in a fraction of the time it would take today's computers. But ...

Tue 3 May 16 from

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New Vortex Identification Method for 3-D Complex Flow

"Vortex" is a common phenomenon in nature from tornado to turbulence, for example turbulence is a vortex buildup process (Figure 1). Investigators have realized that turbulence is not a purely ...

Tue 3 May 16 from R&D Mag

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Quantum sensors for high-precision magnetometry of superconductors

Scientists at the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the Department of Physics at the University of Basel have developed a new method that has enabled them to image magnetic fields on the nanometer ...

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Physicists abuzz about possible new particle as CERN revs up

Was it a blip, or a breakthrough?

Mon 2 May 16 from

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Novel model illustrates the finer details of nuclear fission

For nearly 80 years, nuclear fission has awaited a description within a microscopic framework. In the first study of its kind, scientists collaborating from the University of Washington, Warsaw ...

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Quantum filter has 20,000 Josephson junctions

(—A team of researchers at CSIRO Manufacturing, in Australia has created several test quantum filters with arrays having as many as 20,000 Josephson junctions. In their paper published ...

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Spintronics for future information technologies: Spin currents in topological insulators controlled

An international team headed by HZB researcher Jaime Sánchez-Barriga has shown how spin-polarised currents can be initiated in a controlled manner within samples of topological insulator material. ...

Fri 29 Apr 16 from

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A tiny switch for a few particles of light

The Jedi knights of the Star Wars saga are engaged in an impossible fight. This does not result from the superiority of the enemy empire, but from physics because laser swords cannot be used ...

Fri 29 Apr 16 from

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Consortium sets out to build European laser plasma accelerator

EuPRAXIA aims to put compact electron accelerator on scientific facility road map

Wed 27 Apr 16 from Physics World

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Physics at the "precision frontier" gets $8M boost from new partnership

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics have launched an $8 million partnership to fuel the groundbreaking research of one of the world's top emerging ...

Thu 28 Apr 16 from AlphaGalileo

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