Latest calculation based on how subatomic muons interact with all known particles comes out just in time for comparison with precision measurements at new 'Muon g-2' experiment.
Researchers have shown that clusters of boron and lanthanide atoms form interesting 'inverse sandwich' structures that could be useful as molecular magnets.
Researchers help to resolve a more than century-old riddle about what sends subatomic particles such as neutrinos and cosmic rays speeding through the universe.
Researchers from Russia and Britain have demonstrated an artificial quantum system, in which a quantum bit interacts with an acoustic resonator in the quantum regime. This allows the familiar effects of quantum optics to be studied on acoustic waves and enables an alternative approach to quantum computer design, which is based on acoustics and could make quantum computers more stable and compact.
Eavesdropping is of concern for secrets shared using quantum scale messengers. A quantum secret is akin to an unknown quantum state of two entangled particles carrying the secret. In a new study published in EPJ D, Chen-Ming Bai from Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an, China, and colleagues calculate the degree of fidelity of the quantum secret once transmitted and explore how to avoid eavesdropping.
New work from a team led by Carnegie's Alexander Goncharov confirms that nitrogen, the dominant gas in Earth's atmosphere, becomes a metallic fluid when subjected to the extreme pressure and temperature conditions found deep inside the Earth and other planets.
A research team led by The University of Tokyo investigated why alloying with gold improves hydrogen storage in palladium. The hydrogen concentration in sub-surface palladium was maximized when 0.4 monolayers of gold atoms were alloyed in the surface. DFT calculations and photoemission spectroscopy showed that gold destabilized the surface-chemisorbed hydrogen atoms, hastening their diffusion from the surface into the interior. This will aid the design of hydrogen storage materials as energy carriers and catalysts.
As consumers demand smaller, faster and more powerful electronic devices that draw more current and generate more heat, the issue of heat management is reaching a bottleneck. Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas and their collaborators have created a potential solution -- boron arsenide crystals with high thermal conductivity, which might be used in future electronics to help keep devices from overheating.
University of Adelaide-led research has moved the world one step closer to reliable, high-performance quantum computing.
Physicists at ETH Zurich have developed an experimental platform for studying the complex phases of a quantum gas characterized by two order parameters. With unprecedented control over the underlying microscopic interactions, the approach should lead to novel insight into the properties of a broad range of fundamentally and technologically important materials.